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Over Population

by | 12-08-2017 01:58 recommendations 0

Over population can be of relation to many things. For this particular report I would like to discuss the over population of human beings. Generally, we see over population to be the rise of human beings settlement in one area beyond the capacity of that area.

Over population has extreme consequences and risks to the lives of human beings.  Some of these consequences are:

Exhaustion of natural resources – as the population of a given area rises it is the inevitable to expect the resources beginning to get exhausted if not used wisely and accurately.

Another major problem for the livelihood of the people in an over populated area is the lack of land for ploughing. With increase in population much of the land will be used for housing leaving less land for the purpose of ploughing and thus this will make food products more expensive and hard to get for the residents.

Species are high risk of becoming extinct from an area of high population as they are forced to move out of the land with the rise of human beings and also living in conditions that are not comfortable for the species will raise the deaths of that species.

The list of consequences goes on.   However, to come to one that is really pressing, we have to discuss the issue of effects on the environment. With over population we are likely to see the risks of loss of public sanitation, lack of fresh water, increase in deforestation and erosion, and much more.

This being the case one place I have noticed to be having minor problems from rise in population is the city of Addis Ababa. Although it has not reached over population and is not in high risk, even a simple rise in the city?s population has shown significant changes. Some to mention are lack of public areas being clean of trash. Increase in modern construction and thus the cutting of trees.

Taking these risks into consideration, it is strongly advisable that cities, towns, and countries with high or over population manage their usage of land and try to utilize resources in a way that does not cause environmental problems.



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  • says :
    Thanks for sharing. That's true, those are the facts of over population. But, to reduce that, it would be necessary to focus on decentralisation. It could be one solution
    Posted 14-08-2017 03:10

  • says :
    Dawit, thank you for your report. One could well learn the consequences over population might bring. So what are some solutions to the over population. Also is the over population severe in your country as well?
    Posted 14-08-2017 01:04

  • says :
    Hi Dawit! Thanks for sharing your concerns on over population issue.
    I agree with the seriousness of the problems you mentioned and also agree that increasing population is one reason of it. Still, I think what matters more is not how many people are in the world, but how these people think and act. We should think and discuss more about how can we achieve sustainable life with other creatures.
    Posted 13-08-2017 23:40

Aaditya Singh

  • Aaditya Singh says :
    Thanks Dawit for sharing your concerns on consequences of over population, through this report. Your points are valid. However I believe that though population is often cited as one of the main contributors of resource depletion, efforts can be made to use resources wisely and judiciously. Planning and management of resource use based on sustainable practices, can be an effective solution, as you have also mentioned. Developed countries can support economically weaker nations to develop strategy and infrastructure to help them shift towards a green economy.
    Posted 12-08-2017 13:18

  • Prakriti Dhakal says :
    Yeah over population is one of the greatest effect of nature exploitation so the first step is to educate the community about the consequences of over population.
    Indeed to save environment we need to decrease the consumption through maintaining population growth.

    Even In secondary level syllabus includes the harful effects of population but yet it isnot minimized in the rate supposed to be so education must not be limited theoretically, should be practically based and of course ultimately the most affected is nature there ultimately we humans.

    Posted 12-08-2017 02:04

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