Friday, December 20, 2019

How The Population Growth Has Had A Negative Effect On The...

Human population has been growing at an exponential rate over the past century. The Population Reference Bureau released a report showing the significant change in populations around the world. In 1950, the world’s population was roughly 2.5 billion. Only 55 years later, the population had sprung to as high as 6.5 billion worldwide. If our population was to continue at this rate, the population would reach 9 billion in the year 2050. One may argue that growth in population increases competition amongst people; thus allowing for a better and potentially more innovative world, however, I will aim to challenge that view. I will explain how the population growth has had a negative effect on the world’s natural resources and other species as†¦show more content†¦One of the biggest problems that we face today is over food. We constantly read and hear about people who eat too much or too little, who and where there is access to food, and about the number of people who go to bed hungry each night. These problems are heightened with the increasing demands to feed more and more people. Fortunately, the production of food has been able to grow with the increasing growth in population. Amusingly, despite having enough food to feed everyone there are still millions left to starve. The United Nations World Food Programme was quoted saying â€Å"some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.† Although we have the capability of increasing the amount of food made, it does not mean that all of those people are being fed. The inflation of people in the world is paralleled with the a growing number of those left to starve. The reason this is true is due to the fact that places were food is usually stable (Europe, North America, Japan, etc) are steadily decreasing in population. However, countries that are do not have a stable amount of food such as (Africa, t he Caribbean, and parts of Asia) are sharply increasing in human population. Those countries have been having more children than their specific area can take. Until there becomes more awareness in these areas, many individuals will die of hunger. As mentioned, not only are there more humans

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