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Letter Analysis The world we live in is encountering a problem that affects all of its residents from Australians to Alaskans and everyone in between I am writing this analysis in regards to a letter I received addressing Earths population growth problem This letter directed my attention to a situation of global proportions and with devastating potential This situation that I speak of is unchecked exponential population growth I am confident that we will be able combat this problem effectively with the intervention of our government through the implementation of tax incentives and the power of knowledge through education To effectively combat the problem of out of control population growth we must first know the facts on the subject Our earth is adding 100 million people a year to our population- a million people every three days 250 every minute The country of India had a population of 853 million in 1996 by the year 2020 is will have a population over 14 billion Raven Johnson 476 These numbers alone should trigger immediate action from our leaders Figures like the ones above are primarily due to a couple key factors The first decreased mortality rates due to advancements in medicine In the last 300 years the death rate has fallen from 29 per 1000 per year to 13 per 1000 per year Raven Johnson 474 The other key factor that is affecting population growth is major advancements in technology and agriculture Advancements in these fields allow us to feed and house more and more people comfortably While these advancements sound beneficial to all they are quickly overwh elming our limited or scarce resources An example of this would be Californias central valley and the depleting of its ground water tables Increased suburban sprawl accompanied by increased need for agricultural products is depleting the ground water tables faster than nature can replenish them This problem affects not only Californians but also everyone who depends on
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