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Overpopulation and the Economical Effects Introduction Currently there are more than 6 billion people living in the world and this number is expected to double in a short period of time Many researchers and theorists feel that the world does not have a carrying capacity for this amount of people The overpopulation of the world brings a fear of overcrowding and an apprehension that the resource base will become to low perhaps even non-existent In 1900 the world population was 16 billion people Compared to the 61 billion that it is today that population is miniscule The population is projected to reach 164 more than double todays population by the year 2060 Right now there are only about 30 million people in Canada itself whereas a country like China is home to 12 billion people As it is seen China has a very large proportion of the worlds population within its own boundaries and this has created many problems throughout the country It is possible that with the knowledge of the problem with an education infrastructure and some sort of work skills this problem can be turned around Developing Countries The developing countries are the main concerns for overcrowding 1996 statistics show that 75 of the worlds population live in both Africa 13 and Asia 63 The overpopulation in these continents is so much higher for many different reasons The main reason being culture When comparing a continent like Africa to a continent like North America there are many different noticeable differences An example of this being the fertility rate In Africas particular culture having many children equals high fertility rates and this they believe is a great blessing from God Also here women are not educated as well as the developed countries and there is no or very little knowledge of contraceptives John LSeitz Global Issues an Introduction Pg 14 The developing countries effect both the global and local
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