Friday, October 2, 2009

Suffocating Over Population

Today, I did a 60 minute presentation and discussion in french to my french class about the major issue of overpopulation. Overpopulation has been coined as the major reason feeding the increase in CO2, and depletion of natural resources.

It is true to say that the number of births is greatly outnumbering the number of deaths every day (around 400,000 to 150,000) therefore the world is seeing an increase of about 250,000 new citizens of the earth every day. This is why we should be worrying, and being conscientious about decisions we make- good family management and conservation of all resources.

As you can see below, it is hard to believe that by 2050 the world population will have already reached NINE BILLION people. Where will people live? How will people live without conflict in such a crowded and resource-strapped world. It is sad that the world is quickly spiraling into a whirlpool of problems, none of them in which we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I found a website that shows the astounding increase of human population in real-time. It also shows various other world statistics in real-time. Here is the link:

Finally, here is a video that you must watch if you have time! It is about overpopulation and its negative impacts It also provides a shocking comparison between humans and...I won't spoil it! But please watch this video I found on youtube! I thank the creator of the video for his efforts for the awareness of human overpopulation.

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