The Human Population Essay Research Paper The
The Human Population Essay, Research Paper The Human Population By some, the human population is viewed as an environmental problem. There are also those who do not view it as a problem. In my opinion the human population is not yet, but is soon becoming a large problem. This is because very soon we will run out of room and resources for the amount of people who will be living on this planet. Because the world?s population is increasing at a rate between one and two percent, we expect it to double within the next 35 to 70 years. At this rate it will be impossible to support every living being on earth. In fact, many people starve to death each day. Although this happens in America, this starvation most often occurs in third world countries. This is because these countries are under-developed and extremely poor, which is why they are called third world countries. These countries don?t have the jobs to support their citizens. These citizens and their families don?t receive the support they need, so they are forced to live in horrible conditions. Although these conditions are horrible and should be changed, I believe that there is a way to argue in favor of this problem. If the world is going at such an amazing rate, it is apparent that we will not be able to support all the people who are to be born and live on this earth. Well then theoretically do we not need a way to get rid of some of these people? I in no way condone mass genocide of peoples, races, or countries but this is a problem. The most obvious answer is to kill the extra people on earth. I know that I myself would have a great deal of trouble killing the ?extra? people on earth. Even selecting the people I though should be killed would be impossible for me. I believe many people would also have this problem. Even if some one could be found who was comfortable selecting and killing people, who is to say that this person is correct. I don?t believe that any human has the right to decide who should die in a situation like this. Well then, how should we go about solving this problem? Are acts of Mother Nature such as AIDS, earthquakes, etc. our world?s way of dealing with this problem? Is this not natural selection? Although the starvation of these third world peoples is a horrible thing, I believe that changing it is not necessarily the answer. We now know that we need to do something about the rapid growth of our population. Are the growth and death rates, the poverty and starvation in the countries, our earth?s way of doing that? Or even if it is not, is it not an answer? Do we really need to worry about the conditions in these countries? We need to slow down he growth of the population and that is exactly what is happening. Although it sounds like a horrible thing to say, the world is in danger and needs help. The world however is doing fine right now. It is within the next 70 years that we will begin to see and feel the actual consequences of having a population too large for the earth to support. In my opinion it is a very good idea to start working on this problem now, because when it becomes a reality, it may be too late. And when it does become a reality, what can be done then? A mass extermination would solve the problem very easily, but who is to decide who should die? So then, are these natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and floods a good idea? In a way, yes. As long as the population does not grow at an incredibly fast rate, we will not have a problem. So then, an event in which members of the population disappear is in fact helping to extend the life of the earth, and the human population by taking away from the total number of people. So things that we often refer to as horrible, such as the degree of poverty in third world nations, is actually helping the earth in the long run.