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May Free Report Overpopulation

by Cheha Paik | 30-05-2023 19:50 recommendations 0

There is one thing in the world that we can agree on: the world is overpopulating. Overpopulation is a complex global issue that has been a subject of concern and debate for many years. While this may bring some benefits, it mostly negatively affects the environment. 

Overpopulation contributes to environmental degradation and a loss of biodiversity. Rapid urbanization, deforestation, and the expansion of agricultural land often result in the loss of habitat and ecosystems. This, therefore, has a significant threat to wildlife populations and contributes to climate change, which not only poses a threat to wildlife but everything living on earth. To go more in-depth, the key environmental consequences of overpopulation include:

  • Habitat Destruction: As mentioned before, population expansion demands the need for more land. In addition to agricultural land, urbanization, and infrastructure development are also included. This disrupts the ecosystem and leads to a loss of biodiversity, pushing many species to extinction.

  • Deforestation: The demand for additional land drives deforestation on an immense scale. Forests are cleared for resources and space for farming, housing, and more. This also reduces biodiversity by destroying natural habitats and also contributing to increased greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • Resource depletion: Overpopulation has a great strain on limited resources such as freshwater, fossil fuels, and minerals. 

  • Pollution/Climate change: A growing population generates more waste, leading to increased pollution of natural resources. This can also contribute to climate change as more and more greenhouse gasses will be emitted. 

All in all, overpopulation presents a pressing global issue with many environmental challenges and consequences. The rapid growth in population specifically can contribute to habitat destruction, deforestation, loss of resources, pollution, and climate change. 



  • Korea, South Former E-gen Ambassador Cheha Paik
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James Mentor

  • James Mentor says :
    Hello again Cheha! This is your mentor James.

    Your topic for this report is both interesting and controversial at the same time! Overpopulation is definitely one of the key causes of environmental degradation since perfectly harmonic coexistence between human society and wildlife is impossible with our current technology. But it is also impossible to actually regulate the rate of birth in regions since it is the violation of basic human rights. Thus, technological advancement as well as promotion of population relocation might be our only choice for now...

    Thanks for writing such a meaningful report! Great work.
    Posted 24-06-2023 13:39

Yewon Mentor

  • Yewon Mentor says :
    Hello Cheha! This is your mentor Yewon.

    Overpopulation is one of the big problems since it causes several issues including habitat destruction, deforestation, resource depletion, and pollution, as you explained in your report.
    Those issues have a close relationship with the environment, so it is important to manage them properly!

    Thank you for your informative report! Great job!!
    Posted 04-06-2023 12:26

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