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Overpopulation in the world today is not only presenting the environmental problem, but also other evils result from it. Due to increase in the population day by day at an alarming rate, the dignity and nature of human life declines.

 

 

 Overpopulation in the world today is not only presenting the environmental problem, but also other evils result from it. Due to increase in the  population day by day at an alarming rate, the dignity and nature of human life declines.  Isaac Asimov wisely affirms: “”Which is the greater danger – nuclear warfare or the population explosion? The latter absolutely! To bring about nuclear war, someone has to DO something; someone has to press a button. To bring about destruction by overcrowding, mass starvation, anarchy, the destruction of our most cherished values-there is no need to do anything. We need only do nothing except what comes naturally – and breed. And how easy it is to do nothing.”

Asimov is quite right that starvation deaths and overcrowding are the direct result of overpopulation.  The latest UN Population Reports give an inkling that in the near future, this will not only damage the ecosystem , but create more starvation deaths.

 

The world population is at present increasing by  approximately 74 million people per year.  The learned experts predict  that the world population will reach 9.0 billion around 2050. From where food, water, and other indispensable things  for survival  of  this huge population will come?

 

Another important thing to add is that the population explosion  will take place  in countries like China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh,  and other less developed countries in the world. The western developed countries will not be afflicted by this crisis.

 

 “An exception is the United States population, which is expected to increase 44% from 305 million in 2008 to 439 million in 2050.”

 

It is very shocking that some writers find overpopulation a boon, and a very useful thing. Their logic is that it creates opportunities for greater wealth, internationl markets, and  huge army of  soldiers.  Such writers overlook the loss of dignified living, and the destruction of eco-system.

We should never forget that overpopulation causes global warming.

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  1. FX777222999

    On September 18, 2011 at 1:35 am


    Population explosion is a world problem, not only in less developed countries. Each country should prioritized this matter before it happened. Through proper communication, training, learning, implementation, etc. should be promoted to each government and its people. Thanks for sharing this valuable topic.

  2. Prakash Vaghela

    On September 18, 2011 at 3:02 am


    nice sharing

  3. ittech

    On September 18, 2011 at 7:22 am


    nice share

  4. Edsss

    On September 18, 2011 at 10:43 am


    Overpopulation is a world disease.. :/
    Its sad!

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