Most of world's problems are caused by over-population. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
Many individuals believe that overpopulation is to blame for most of the world's problems, which have worsened dramatically over the last several decades as the global population has skyrocketed. I agree with this point of view and believe that a densely populated society is destructive to both human life and the environment.
There is no doubt that overcrowding exerts several negative repercussions on human life. In terms of living conditions, overcrowding may make life less enjoyable. There will be a housing scarcity if economic growth and productivity fall behind population expansion. As a result, there would be congested housing and even homeless individuals living on the streets. The same rule applies to food and other necessary good shortages caused by overpopulation. In locations with low productivity and a poor climate, however, this food demand can barely be met. In addition, these food shortages result in higher food prices, which exacerbates the plight of individuals who reside in impoverished regions.
In addition to the aforementioned practical challenges, overcrowding also causes a number of environmental issues. In the first place, population strains the planet's nonrenewable natural resources. As fuels are required for the majority of transportation, a growing population may also raise the demand for fossil fuels, hence accelerating the depletion of natural resources and causing a potential energy crisis. Secondly, overpopulation causes global warming by emitting additional carbon dioxide. Humans are not the only source of rising carbon dioxide levels; livestock and transportation emissions also have an impact. In addition, more trees, which were intended to convert exhaled carbon dioxide into oxygen, are being cut down to suit the rising demands of human activities, leaving the exhaled carbon dioxide unabsorbed.
In conclusion, I feel that the dilemma of overpopulation is accountable for the majority of the world's challenges and should be a top priority for many national authorities.
decrease life quality 生活质量降低
Economic development and productivity 经济发展与生产力
Shortage of accommodation 住房短缺
Food shortage 粮食短缺
Unrenewable natural resources 不可再生自然资源
Fossil fuels 化石燃料
Energy crisis 能量危机
Carbon dioxide 二氧化碳
Global warming 全球变暖