Overpopulation is a term that refers to a condition by which the population density enlarges to a limit that provokes the environmental deterioration, a remarkable decline in the quality of life, or a population collapse. The impact of human populations on the environment has been severe. Some animal species have been extinguished or forced to live in inhospitable regions by the advance of urban areas; pollution is a problem that is increasing gradually because we are using more cars. Emerging countries industrialization is not paying attention to environmental issues because of the feeding demands of their ever-growing populations. The human overpopulation has been credited to diverse factors, as the increment in life-span, the absence of natural enemies, the improvement in the quality of life, and the accessibility to get better goods. According to research, every year, more than 81 million people are added to the world-wide population and every 10 years, almost one billion inhabitants are added to the world’s population. There are many reasons one would say the population should be government-controlled. During the course of this essay I will be highlighting factors such as; the trends of population growth, environmental aspects of over-population and the financial attributes towards over-population.
Trends of Population Growth
According to research done, the rate of population growth has been receding since 1963. The rate of global growth before the 1960s was near to 2.4 percent, at present the rate has diminished to 1.27 percent.
If you observe the current tendency, you could assume that all works well, but actually, it does not. Actually this global picture has been obtained by taking into account some European countries, as Germany and Holland, which hold a negative rate. On the other hand, some countries maintain rates of growth over 4 percent each year. For example, Ethiopia's current population of 60 million inhabitants is projected to near 170 million by 2050. By 205...