OVERPOPULATIONTAYLOR HANNAH 28:09/2017
What is overpopulation
Over population occurs when there is too many people in the one place in this instant earth.
It is caused by a number of problems including reduced amount of people dying, better medical treatment.
Reason is better medical treatment has increased the lives of people dying. In fifty years we have boomed in population and we have now became overpopulated.
In history of the human race we have always managed to balance out death and birth rates however in the last fifty to one hundred years we haven’t been able too.
Since better medical treatment has became available and loved being saved we are now majorly overpopulated.
Since the bubonic plague I’m the 1400’s the growth in population has consatnly increased between the plague nd in the 21st century there’s has been plenty of things happen ie wars and conflicts , natural disasters and man made hazards none of which made a dent in population.
Causes of over population
DECLINE IM DEATH RATES
If we manage to get the death rate higher and get birth rates down we may be able to control overpopulation however achieving that is harder than it sounds
BETTER MEDICAL TREATMENT
Following all of this came the industrial revolution. Advancements in technology are the main reason overpopulation has became an issue.
Better science has ensured that food can be produced better thus feeding more mouths so to speak
Medical science has increased in treatments available meaning diseases that killed thousands of people and kept the over population at a stable rate no longer applies as the diseases thT killed people are now being treated and prevented with a vaccine thus over population has became an issue.
Combing medical treatment improving and more food being produced this tipped overpopulation even higher
LACK OF FAMILY PLANNING
In countries less developed children are married at young ages therefore the probability of having more children with increase seeing the world into an even bigger population
EFFECTS OF OVERPOPULATION
NATURAL RESOURCES DYING
The early can only produce so much food and water and in the last fifty years the natural resources have decreased due to man kind ie. Cutting down rain forests ,hunting wildlife and causing pollution
The use of gas and oil and the rise in vehicles and industries have badly effected the Aid leading to a rise in co2 emissions that lead to global warming ie melting polar ice caps ,rising sea levels and a change in climate patterns are just a few of the things we will all have to face.
CONFLICTS AND WARS
Conflicts of water have became a main tension in some counties which could lead to war and causes more diseases to spread and be harder to control.
Starvation has become a huge factor in children dying in less developed countries
RISE IN UNEMPLOYMENT
When a country becomes over populated the jobs decreases as more people have stepped in to take the job. A rise in unemployment causes a rise in crime as people try to get the basic essentials
HIGH COST OF LIVING
As the rice of living rises for basics ie Medical treatment,food and shelter means that people need to pay more to survive
Showing having one or two children at most is better for the environment as then the death population increases while birth rates are kept lower and could help change the over population status. Families that have five and six children should be discouraged.
MAKE AWARE OF FAMILY PLANNING
The population is growing at a rapid pace and more awareness into family planning and let them know the serious effects of over population.
Allowing voluntary sterlization and abortions can help this cause as well
Over population can be helped by decreasing tax paid by families who have one or two children and increasing for families who have three and above (ie looking at Theresa mays two children benefits she looks backwards to some people and yes he main goal of this was to decrease money going out but she is also putting people off having more than two children therefore helping overpopulation)
200 years ago there was less than one billion people on earth jump to now we have over 7 billion and by 2050 its projected as having 9.2billion and by 2100 it’s a massive 11.2 billion. What can we do about this and the truth is the only thing we can do is increase death rates and decrease birth rates