Do you think over population is a burden ?

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  1. icv profile image53
    icvposted 4 years ago

    Do you think over population is a burden ?

  2. Venkatachari M profile image33
    Venkatachari Mposted 4 years ago

    Definitely as long as you can not provide them with sufficient food, shelter and other necessities of life.

    1. icv profile image53
      icvposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I can't agree with you definitely. because there are many labor rich countries who performs well

    2. Venkatachari M profile image33
      Venkatachari Mposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. MercCipher profile image60
    MercCipherposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. icv profile image53
      icvposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      efficient management of every resources will help us to over take the problem of over population

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image33
      Venkatachari Mposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. icv profile image53
      icvposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    3. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Venkatachari M profile image33
      Venkatachari Mposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  5. profile image0
    tpksarathyposted 4 years ago

    Over Population is not a burden, if we manage it efficiently.

    1. icv profile image53
      icvposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      yes. managing of resources in a better way is the challenge

    2. Venkatachari M profile image33
      Venkatachari Mposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      When you are managing it efficiently, the question of overpopulation does not exist. The word overpopulation itself becomes null.

  6. Lowdown0 profile image61
    Lowdown0posted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image0
      Dave36posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    2. Lowdown0 profile image61
      Lowdown0posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly Dave36, the overpopulation fantasy is just the NWO way of justifying their agenda, just like global warming.

    3. Venkatachari M profile image33
      Venkatachari Mposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    4. icv profile image53
      icvposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    5. Venkatachari M profile image33
      Venkatachari Mposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    6. Lowdown0 profile image61
      Lowdown0posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. Clive Paiva profile image76
    Clive Paivaposted 4 years ago

    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

    1. icv profile image53
      icvposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      yes. Your words highlights the consequences of over population

  8. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image33
      Venkatachari Mposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Rightly said. Population needs to be maintained according to available resources.

    2. icv profile image53
      icvposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You too emphasis on the effective management of natural resources

  9. lostohanababy profile image57
    lostohanababyposted 4 years ago

    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!

    1. icv profile image53
      icvposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with your statement that, burden of over population is depends on the location

 
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