Overpopulation- is main threat to Planet- http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/overpopulation-is-main-threat-to-planet-521925.html

by Christopher Magyar on September 25, 2015 - 2:29pm

         This article is written by Steve Connor. He wrote about how climate change and global polluting cannot be fixed without taking care of the overpopulation of the world first. In this article, he introduced two scientists that were behind the view that the increase of the population should get fixed before global warming. They both think that if we don't control the human population, the world will be facing enormous problems. Like epidemics, violence or starvation.The Uited Nations estimates that by 2050, the planets population will be more then 9 billion. That means that the human population has doubled since 1960. The population was 3 billion.

          I think that the increase in the population is a problem, but it is not the only one. An increase to the population could mean that there would not be not enough resources for us to live on. But in some countries like China, they created a law that there is only allowed two children per family.  So they are fixing the population problem while fixing other problems.

           In conclusion, the increase of the population is a problem to our planet, but some places are taking little strides to fix this problem of overpopulation, while finding a way to fix other environmental issues.



This article is truly enlightening on the causes, implications and consequences of the important, overlooked issue of the Earth's overpopulation. However, I have to disagree with the fact that "it is not the only [problem]." Since human beings are the one causing climate change, overfishing, and pretty much everything ripping our environment apart, having more of them is the mother source of all the Earth's struggles. Humans, like a plague, spread over the earth along with the problems they cause. Overpopulation is the ultimate source of environmental degradation because humans are the one contributing in all sorts of ways to climatic changes.

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