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Do you feel that all humans have the right to enjoy natural beauty The right to decent uncrowded shelter The right to eat healthy food and drink pure water To breathe clean air and avoid pesticide poisoning Most people would say every human has a right to all of these things but in some areas of the world these rights are not being met Most species have a sideways S shaped graph reflecting growth rate meaning the species will go up in total population but will eventually start to go down again The human population graph resembles more of a J starting out low and then skyrocketing straight up At our current growth rate the worlds population of 58 billion would double in only about 45 years The United States population would double in less than 100 years Today the birth rate is about three times the death rate world wide The Population Explosion The closer these two rates are the slower population growth will be Because of all of these reasons efforts by the government should be made to slow down the world population growth Overpopulation is becoming a bigger concern as the growth rate continues to skyrocket Overpopulation is sometimes mis understood or mistaken with other issues Overpopulation does not deal with crowding but in fact density is irrelevant to questions of overpopulation Adams JA Crusade Against Overpopulation What is relevant is carrying capacity Carrying capacity refers to how much an area can hold having all things at equilibrium including all plants and animals An area is overpopulated when its long-term carrying capacity is being degraded by its current human occupants David Pimentel at the Carrying Capacity Network stated By this standard the entire planet and virtually every nation is already vastly overpopulated Some people say the earth is not overpopulated since the United States can produce more food and products than are used That is true in the US Now
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