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Transcript of Overpopulation

Overpopulation is when a species exceeds the maximum amount of people for it's ecological habitat. In this case the species is human and the niche is Earth.
Why is overpopulation a problem?
TED talks
Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and each woman has an average over 6 children.
Interesting facts:
Overpopulation videos:
Graphs about
Growth of Overpopulation
Males outnumber females
The typical American uses 100 gallons of water in their homes per day, meanwhile in Ethiopia the usage is 2.5 gallons and the women spend 8 hours collecting it.
By: Steven Cisneros, Mirian Eshaya, Maya Washington and David Wilk
Overpopulation is a problem, because it is calculated for the amount of sustainable, renewable resources available for every person.
More people populate the earth = Less resources per person.
(watch until the 4 minute mark)
In 1977 the world used about 60 million barrels of oil a day and the need for oil has increased about 5 percent every year since then.
The world has not prepared for the future. During the 1950s, people used twice as much oil as during the 1940s. During the 1960s, we used twice as much as during the 1950s. And in each of those decades, more oil was consumed than in all of mankind's previous history.
Every second 5 people are born and 2 people die. (approximately)
{ Group 7 }
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