Our planet now provides for approximately 5. 8 billion people, with projections of around 10 billion by the year 2050. Two billion of these are extremely poor, the poorest of which live in absolute poverty and misery. global environment. Increasing amounts of food, energy, water, and shelter are required to fulfill the needs of human society. Much of our energy is derived from the burning of fossil fuels releasing millions of tons of toxins into the atmosphere.
The amount of land required for food production will grow increasingly larger, while the amount of available land will grow increasingly smaller. The affects of overpopulation on human society are numerous. Suffering from a lack of resources, people are often driven to war when they become too populated for their available resources. Ethnic and racial differences will grow increasingly frequent and irresolvable. Increasing numbers in urban areas will lower quality of life in cities around the world.
The complications of this complex issue are unlimited. Factors such as poverty, food distribution, and government corruption are all important aspects. No one will be unaffected by the repercussions of an overpopulated world, unless we stop the destruction and corruption now. With our endless need of new information, we should be able to develop unique process to end these problems.
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