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Increasing Global Population
Transcript of Increasing Global Population
How Does an Increasing Population Affect Us?
What Can We Do?
Less personal freedom with limits on most things available to do in specific cities.
Express an awareness of the environmental and social cost of overpopulation.
Evaluate any available and useful possibilities of action.
Go through with your understanding on the facts of the world's situation.
Give your support to organisations who are considered to be doing good. Like give donations, volunteer, spread awareness and organise fund raising events to show support. Some organisations which help reduce the global population are:
Oppose organisations which demonstrate harming the world.
With a constantly growing population at an ever increasing rate, one can only expect it to form problems with our resources and environment. It also means costs are rising as properties and land are becoming scarcer. Our environment is suffering and so are our views; if nothing happens soon, global warming will also impact us a whole lot more.
Effects on the Environment and Global Warming
Oceans losing ability to breed fish.
What About our Resources?
-Depletion and dispersal of natural resources, which aren't contributed equally.
-Energy sources are becoming scarcer and harder to reach or extract.
-Loss of wood for building, heat, cooking and industries.
-1 out of 7 people go to bed hungry, with about 25,000 dying of malnutrition and hunger-related diseases daily. Almost 18,000 of them are children under 5 years old. This is because there are too many people to feed for the amount of food Earth produces.
-Over 7 billion people currently live on Earth, compared to only 3 billion in 1967.
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Over 1 billion people don't have enough safe drinking water or food.
People live in unsafe areas or are uneducated.
Poverty and inequality increase results in unequal resource dispersal.
Overcrowding means housing costs and distances to work and recreation are rising.
Buildings block the sky, views, light and air to supply for bigger companies and accommodation.
Conflicts and wars over stresses of overpopulation and resources.
Viruses spread faster in denser populations, enabling continuation of deadly mutations.
More carbon dioxide and burning of fossil fuels contributes.
Plant and animal species extinction.
Habitat destruction and fragmentation.
Asthma rates rise dramatically due to poor air quality.
The Ozone Layer is being destroyed at a 4% per decade rate.
Forests strained and destroyed, contributing to deforestation.
With so many basic resources strained by our current population, what can we expect of our future?
-Due to using oil and gas for transportation, world oil production will reach the limit and begin declining between 2005 and 2020.
Review all political, social and religious organisations: Are they helping or harming?
Don't support groups ruining efforts in managing the human population.
Allow education and job opportunities for women. Studies show employed women generally choose to have smaller families. They can also invest more in each child, breaking poverty.
Melting glaciers threaten water supplies.
Steps Towards Change
Educate yourself and others on the topic so you understand what it's really about and what to expect.
*Worldwatch Institute - provides information about environmental concerns with data and strategies on climate change, population growth and poverty, etc.
*UNFPA (The United Nations Population Fund) - promotes equality for all people.
*Population Institute - educates about population, promoting universal access to services.
*The Audubon Society - protects plant and animal habitats, addressing strains due to the population.
It is more serious than it seems...
If there was a way to disperse the Earth's worth more evenly, overpopulation would be less of a problem...
What is Being Done
*There are government policies which revolve around global issues such as poverty, agriculture, food, environmental concerns and access to reproductive health.
*There is accessibility to sexual health care provided; the Chinese government has even put restrictions on reproduction.
*Environmental protection, research for alternative, sustainable resources and preservation of the environment is needed as our population can only grow as much as our resources.
*Awareness is being spread to help minimize population stresses.
There are constantly other solutions being explored to stop the overpopulation crisis.
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The Population Problem - Home
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By Brooklyn Hassold
Take care of the environment.