Expert Views on Increasing Population

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Expert Views on Increasing Population World’s population growth is close to seven billion, the rapid growth is raising concerns with many experts. Experts today are arguing their views on the issue of population growth. While both Alon Tal the author of “Overpopulation Is Still the Problem” and Robert Walker the writer of “Overpopulation Is Not the Problem? Really?” state that population growth is a problem, the author of “The overpopulation myth” Fred Pearce and the author of “Overpopulation Isn’t The Problem: It’s Too Few Babies” Joel Kotkin disagree. This paper will examine the work of these four writers to analyze their perspective whether population growth has negative or positive consequences. Lack of food, reduction in living organisms, ecological and environmental problems as claimed by Tal are the outcomes of population surplus. He asserts that deterioration of China’s natural capital was part cause of China’s food crisis during 1958 and 1961 that resulted in more than twenty million people staving; as many died due to lack of food. China’s food crisis should teach the world a lesson states Tal that the outcome of taking no notice to the lack of natural resources and growing population is severe. He agrees that China’s one-child policy was not popular with the china’s people, however, it prevented many deaths caused by starvation. Tal goes on to explains that in the developing regions of the world one in eight people suffer from continues undernourishment. He believes that if the current population growth continues in the world’s urban area it will double by 2050. Tal declares if that happened that will mean the cities size will increase, land used to grow crop will be reduced by 10 to 15 percent. Tal points out that “more people means less wildlife.” He reports that the increasing population in the world keeps diminishing natural home of…...

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