Definitely as long as you can not provide them with sufficient food, shelter and other necessities of life.
I can't agree with you definitely. because there are many labor rich countries who performs well
overpopulation and labour richness are different things. Overpopulation includes all people child and old aged, able and disable etc. But labour denotes to adult and able person who can perform some kind of job.
At the moment, yes. However it is not on a world ending scale. There are people who have no place to live and lack of food but if the population keeps growing there will be less and less space available and food and water will become scarce.
Maybe in some countries or other parts of the world. The U.S. is not over populated. In fact one of the reasons we're having a deficit with regard to our Social Security program is because there are not enough younger generations to pay into the program to support the "baby boomers" as they all approach retirement age.
Oftentimes people who choose not to have children in the U.S. are called selfish! There is a constant battle between the pro-choice and pro-life camps as well as fights over handing out free birth control to teens and poor people. There was talk of a "population boom" during the 1970s here but it did not pan out. It's been said we throw away enough food to feed Canada. Over crowding is not a major concern.
We have approximately 318 million people living in the U.S. and close to (12 million of them are illegal)! Historically in the U.S. our population growth rate has slowed down dramatically. Major cities may be crowded but there are thousands of small towns, villages, and rural areas. It's not uncommon for some people to own several acres of land especially in the south or own more than one house.
"Necessity is the mother of all invention". Fifty years ago there were not many recycling programs, no real efforts to develop electric or battery powered cars, vehicles that got high gas mileage, solar panel heating, wind turbines, or green household products. We have numerous environmental laws.
Having said that the more people you have on the planet the bigger the "carbon footprint" they will have, the more landfills, cars on the road and so on. I just believe there will be technological advances that will address our needs in the future.
The question here is whether overpopulation is a burden or not. Presently US is not overpopulated. But if happens to be overpopulated, what will be the result? Definitely very problematic. Scarce food, scarce place, economic breakdown. Great problem.
your words are based on US. US is one of the highest populated country in the world (But not over populated). The basic fact is increasing population will increase the demand in the economy. it will boost employment.Managing population trend is vital
Venkatachari M, I answered the question based upon overpopulation where I live! The question doesn't specify (world) population. China & India have problems with overpopulation. America's population trend is downward. It's not a top concern here.
That 's why I have added the word if. You must have not noticed it, Mrdashingscorpio. If, US also gets overpopulated, then will it not be a burden? Overpopulation refers to more than required or above prescribed norms.
Over Population is not a burden, if we manage it efficiently.
I would say it's not that overpopulation is the problem, it's that we are being dumbed down to a degree that makes it unbearable to be around so many people.
I've heard one time that all the people in the world could each have their own 1200 square foot apartment and fit in the state of Texas.
Over population is a fantasy, & is not true..Think of the towns & cities as workshops, & we're the workers..You could all have 8 acres each of arable farm land in the states, just like we all had before it was stolen from us by government
Exactly Dave36, the overpopulation fantasy is just the NWO way of justifying their agenda, just like global warming.
Why don't you recognize or accept the problems being faced such scarce water, scarce power supply and congested lanes and traffic jams and tiny rooms to live in faced by many of them. Is it not a problem or burden?
We waste too much food and resources. Developed countries are producing excess amount of output. Even India producing rice and wasting than produced by Australia. This is because of lack of efficient storage facilities. But poverty is higher in India
Yes, it's true icv. We are wasting much food grains and even foodstuffs due to mismanagement and lack of planning. Water and electricity are also wasted unnecessarily. All these things can be of much use to the needy people who are deprived of them.
I agree that there is much waste and mismanagement, yet I believe it's orchestrated and not just greed or stupidity. The outcome is what we see. There are plenty of resources for everyone and even double or triple this population.
Yes! cause it exerts alot of pressure on the Earth's natural resources. The consequence is excessive production to meet consumption needs that is beyond the rate of the Earth's ability to regenerate! This is all an effect to crossing the carrying capacity
Every person needs food, shelter and medicine. If the amount of people exceeds the amount of those necessities, then people start to starve and die. Nature has a way of correcting overpopulation, but that solution isn't necessarily one we want (mass extinction). So if we could equalize the amount of population to the amount of resources, then we would be a sustainable species into the future.
Yes. Can be! Depending on where you are located and what you are trying to accomplish in life at the time when you feel disappointed and pressured by the lack of jobs, and so forth! Political issues only challenges the aggrevation more and causes more headaches than we need at this time in our nation of America!
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