The Human Population Essay
The Human Population Bysome, the human population is viewed as an environmentalproblem. There are also those who do not view it as aproblem. In my opinion the human population is not yet, butis soon becoming a large problem. This is because verysoon we will run out of room and resources for the amountof people who will be living on this planet. Because theworlds population is increasing at a rate between one andtwo percent, we expect it to double within the next 35 to70 years.
At this rate it will be impossible to support everyliving being on earth. In fact, many people starve to deatheach day. Although this happens in America, this starvationmost often occurs in third world countries. This is becausethese countries are under-developed and extremely poor,which is why they are called third world countries. Thesecountries dont have the jobs to support their citizens.
These citizens and their families dont receive the supportthey need, so they are forced to live in horrible conditions.
Although these conditions are horrible and should bechanged, I believe that there is a way to argue in favor ofthis problem. If the world is going at such an amazing rate,it is apparent that we will not be able to support all thepeople who are to be born and live on this earth. Well thentheoretically do we not need a way to get rid of some ofthese people? I in no way condone mass genocide ofpeoples, races, or countries but this is a problem. The mostobvious answer is to kill the extra people on earth. I knowthat I myself would have a great deal of trouble killing theextra people on earth. Even selecting the people I thoughshould be killed would be impossible for me. I believemany people would also have this problem. Even if someone could be found who was comfortable selecting andkilling people, who is to say that this person is correct. Idont believe that any human has the right to decide whoshould die in a situation like this. Well then, how should wego about solving this problem? Are acts of Mother Naturesuch as AIDS, earthquakes, etc. our worlds way ofdealing with this problem? Is this not natural selection?Although the starvation of these third world peoples is ahorrible thing, I believe that changing it is not necessarily theanswer. We now know that we need to do somethingabout the rapid growth of our population. Are the growthand death rates, the poverty and starvation in the countries,our earths way of doing that? Or even if it is not, is it notan answer? Do we really need to worry about theconditions in these countries? We need to slow down hegrowth of the population and that is exactly what ishappening. Although it sounds like a horrible thing to say,the world is in danger and needs help. The world howeveris doing fine right now. It is within the next 70 years that wewill begin to see and feel the actual consequences of havinga population too large for the earth to support. In myopinion it is a very good idea to start working on thisproblem now, because when it becomes a reality, it may betoo late. And when it does become a reality, what can bedone then? A mass extermination would solve the problemvery easily, but who is to decide who should die? So then,are these natural catastrophes such as earthquakes andfloods a good idea? In a way, yes. As long as thepopulation does not grow at an incredibly fast rate, we willnot have a problem. So then, an event in which members ofthe population disappear is in fact helping to extend the lifeof the earth, and the human population by taking away fromthe total number of people. So things that we often refer toas horrible, such as the degree of poverty in third worldnations, is actually helping the earth in the long run.