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Overpopulation Helped by Family Planning

Updated on December 19, 2014

Population Growth Unsustainable

Global warming, climate change, loss of species and now overpopulation are bringing the world into crisis. Most, however, deny that these things are problems and want to continue as we are. This is both impractical and impossible.

The world's population is doubling in size right now and these figures from Wikipedia emphasises that point: "It is estimated that the population of the world reached one billion in 1804, two billion in 1927, three billion in 1960, four billion in 1974, five billion in 1987, and six billion in 1999. It is projected to reach seven billion by early 2012, and around eight billion by 2025-2030.

In 12 years (1991 - 2012) it grew a staggering billion people and in 13 or so years more, it will reach 8 billion. Hahaha, some people are laughing but if you live in slums and high rises, like that pictured, you are not laughing. In fact you are being suppressed, depressed, and the close proximities to neighnours leads to stress, hardship, poverty and suicide. If you are not living in them already chances are you will be soon.

If everyone in that close comunity has a vehicle then the pollution is increased enormously as they try to escape and find brief respite in the city's landscape or further out where there might be a small pocket of trees remaining, maybe even a trickle of water to picnic nearby. Aside from everything else where would you park a car here?

Mumbai Slum
Mumbai Slum

How to Control Population Growth

Poor Birth Control Practices Must be Stopped

There is no doubt that the population explosion of the last few years is due to factors other than poor birth control. Modern medicine must take the blame for most of it. By preventing disease, prolonging life and ensuring a higher percentage of live births there is less reason for people to die.

Living standards have also improved and this has had a major impact.. Better housing, heating, cooking, cleaning and hygiene has made many fatal diseases a thing of the past. Epidemics are now wiped out almost as soon as they get going, as shown by the recent Swine and Bird Flue emergencies. This leaves nature unable to cull humanity as it once did.

Overpopulation leads to pollution of everything. How safe is the water you drink? Where did it originate from?

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World's Population Seven Billion and Counting

Traffic Jam
Traffic Jam

No Space leads to Illegal Immigration

It is widely known that as the world's population increases so do other things. The crime rate goes up, the death rate from things like cancer and other nasties soars, respect for human life declines and eventually bloody and protracted wars will break out. Even more pertinent is that we run out of room and good farmland turns into desert or is buried under ever more houses and cities..

Humans want to live where there is work and that normally means aorund the cities. Every person believes that he or she deserves to have the good life of a city dweller no matter the circumstances from whence they come.

They want cars to drive, houses to live in and to marry and have familes, some quite large. But where do all these people go? Put six people into a room and it is somewhat crowded. Double that number and it is definitely crowded. Double that number again and there is no room to sit down. Double it again and people are spilling out the door. That is what is happening when countries are being overpopulated and there is no birth control. The people have to go somewhere to survive.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Nature always has the last word, regardless what fantasy man invents. I am very worried about the future.

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      It is about time someone spoke out about this issue. More people need to understand what it means to keep having children these days. No matter what the Bible says, the time of "going out to multiple" is over. We have done God's bidding and have filled the earth. Now it is the time to cut back on the multitudes. Well, I guess I certainly gave my nickels worth didn't I. LOL. *Squid Angel Blessed* and I've added your link to My Squid Angel Wings to be featured in the "Parenting & Kids Babies" neighborhood.