The Human Population


The Human Population Essay, Research Paper

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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.

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