Perhaps if solutions like the one child policy or birth control and others were applied to India and the World the population growth would slow, giving us more control of our own destiny. However, as of now we have yet to see these changes or any change for that matter to slow a growing problem that is a large undisputed problem for all of mankind. Only with the effort of many people can we reduce the population growth and continue to live the lives we currently have. If we continue to have such a high population growth rate we will struggle to support the billions of people on this planet. This will cause famine and conflict and will limit the resources for future generations. We will destroy the earth rather than preserving it which is our duty since we inhabit the earth.
By implementing birth control it would directly limit the birth rate in countries that have extremely high growth rates and would ultimately slow the population growth. By informing young adults of the consequences of sex including pregnancy and STD’s hopefully it will limit the amount of young unplanned pregnancies. By searching for better ways to use our resources more effectively more people could live on less resources. Providing that we do become extremely overpopulated (which is where we are headed right now) by allowing less resources to be spent on each person we can spread resources out making each resource more effective than it would have been. If these efforts fail it is always possible to implement China’s One Child Policy in other developing countries like India to prevent the population growth rate from rising to high. Although this is a drastic measure precautions need to be taken to make sure our earth does not exceed its limitations. In India this could be justified by the use of dharma in their religion which states they must put the world’s needs before their own. If these solutions were implemented it would help cut down an increasing problem that concerns not small groups of people but everyone that inhabit the earth
When the country population reaches its highest level possible, a lot of problems immediately appear. In case the population growth exceeds all reasonable limits, serious consequences will be follow and some of them you may describe in your overpopulation cause and effect essay.
*Overpopulation that goes hand in hand with poverty…
Poverty is a natural result of overpopulation. In fact, poverty turns to be both a cause and an effect of the population growth. One of the best examples of population growth consequences is India, where more than 25% of people live far below the poverty line. They lack shelters, clothes and food. Thus, a rapid growth of population causes mass poverty in the modern society.
*Overpopulation & Under- or Unemployment
Not only people are to be provided with food and shelters, but they’re also in need of well-paid jobs. But the point is that it is a really tough task to create new jobs. There is already a great percentage of unemployment that goes together with the underemployment. More than 6 million individuals who approach the working age immediately become job seekers. All job opportunities provided in the course of the famous Five Year Plans do not satisfy the job demand. As a result, the percentage of the people who stay unemployed increases and brings a wide range of society problems.
*Overpopulation in tandem with famine
The population that is rapidly growing has already led to the shortage of food. Although the agricultural system develops quickly, there are millions of people who still do not have an opportunity to get even the minimum necessary amount of food. Make sure to mention the fact that although modern society has already reached self-sufficiency in the field of food production not all the people have access to the sufficient amount of food needed to support their health.
*Overpopulation reflected by the standards of living
The standard of living represents the way people tend to live. It shows the quality and quantity of modern consumption. As a result of rapid growth of the world population, the standard of living has been negatively affected.
*Overpopulation that slows the world economic development
Economic development tends to be slower in the regions where population is growing faster. The absence of savings slows down capital formation dramatically, which influences the overall situation in turn. Lack of capital, eventually, has contributed to the slow growth in different segments of economy.
A careful and detailed study of the causes and effects of overpopulation leads to logical essay conclusions. Make sure to mention that we have no opportunity to remove the world population or just bring it to the most optimum level. Conclude your essay with the thought that what we’re able to do is just to keep it under certain control.
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