Increasing population threatens Earth’s natural resources
By Adam Feura in News
November 10, 2011
The world’s recorded population has recently reached an all time high of roughly seven billion people on the earth currently.
The question related to the natural resources we have left must be how many people is too many?
The seven billion person count was put together by the United Nations. Of the half million babies born on October 31st, one of them is expected to be number seven billion. Unfortunately while the number of people rises, it is undeterminable as to whether this will lead to better quality of life or increased poverty.
This comes down to us as people taking control. Each person must do their part to better this planet which doesn’t often happen because it takes effort and large groups tend to cause less effort as a whole.
The population without being regulated by a government will always continue to increase.
According to MSN, the population increasing at its current rate it will reach ten billion by 2110. Also, the population was two billion in 1950 and has been rising ever since.
The worlds natural resources will not last forever and this is very concerning when looking into population growth.
Population is increasing but the immeasurable natural resource left in the earth is a growing concern.
New shale drilling and development of new power sources to replace coal and fuel are the greatest battle facing us now.
More minds on earth could equal great improvement or have opposite and adverse effects.
According to CNBC, “To feed the two billion more mouths predicted by 2050, food production will have to increase by 70 percent, the U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization says.
But climate change may be the greatest impediment to meeting this target, say experts.
Growing numbers of people on earth is also resulting in rapid urbanization, placing serious strains on towns and cities as migrants move from poor rural areas to richer urban centers.”
It will also help if places like the United States cut back on lavish lifestyles when it comes to eating.
For example, when ordering a meal somewhere there is a good chance that it ends up being able to feed more than a few people.
Another big help would be the education of women in less advanced countries because they seem to have the largest population growth while also having the least access to necessary resources.