Overpopulation

Overpopulation

Having kids is a selfish act. Because the kid looks like you. If you want to be selfless adopt. 

You drink wine in a box. So why not water? Use reusables you guys. Plastic is drastic. Use reusable containers. Remember when the ocean wasn’t full of plastic? Neither do we. We recycle. Seriously. This joke was made out of an old slogan for Pepsi.

We’ve lost ⅓ of all frog species. That’s a lot of Princes. We’ve lost ⅓ of all frog species. Soon, Princesses won’t have anyone left to kiss.

Before you decide to have children, go to Chuck E. Cheese. It’s okay to not have kids. The world is overpopulated. And obesity is still on the rise. Do you see the problem here? 


No one seems to take the severity of protecting endangered animals seriously. What do we need to do to get the word out? Say that house cats are in danger? I think it would be successful to get a group of crazy cat ladies all riled up.  

At what point do humans unite and stand-up against overpopulation? When we’re all stacked up horizontally.


Overpopulation is causing a water crisis. 

In the almost five decades between 1960 and 2009, the world’s population rose from 3 billion to nearly 7 billion people. While technology may have a chance at creating innovative solutions to feed a growing population, the most pressing concern for the planet may be in providing access to fresh water for the ever-increasing number of thirsty souls.

 

Due to population growth, the demand for fresh water has been growing by 64 trillion liters (17 trillion gallons) every year. [*1] Freshwater may become the new oil, and the reason for the next global conflict as access to this precious resource continues to dwindle for more and more of the world’s population.

 

Currently, about 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh. You may be thinking that 2.5% is still a lot of water considering the trillions upon trillions of gallons contained in the world’s ocean, but nearly 70% of that freshwater is frozen up in the icecaps and glaciers. So much freshwater, but out of reach at our current level of technological development.

 

The effects of global warming may soon make even that fresh supply a moot point, as it melts and mixes with the world’s salty oceans, bringing about another challenge to a global populace on the brink of overpopulation. Rising sea levels are encroaching on the freshwater sources of coastal cities and farmlands. It’s already happening in areas of Madagascar and a few small island nations. [*2][*3].

 

According to waterlogic [*4], by 2040 it is estimated that 33 countries will face difficulties in gaining access to fresh water, with countries around Africa and the Middle East being most at risk. Lack of drinking water due to overpopulation is a growing concern, but overpopulation also introduces other challenges such as pollution and wasting of resources; situations which leave close to 40% of the world’s people without access to freshwater.

 

One-third of the world’s population is already experiencing a lack of freshwater, but overpopulation will lead to an expected increase in demand for fresh drinking water by up to 30% as soon as 2030, a number which may very well cause a shortfall in even the most developed countries. [*1]

The author of the water crisis article is Leigh Connelly. 

[*1] Prezi, Title: Overpopulation: Lack of Freshwater, [web blog article and video], Retrieved From: https://prezi.com/4xrmgfweeeq1/overpopulation-lack-of-freshwater/

[*2] The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Title: Almost half of Madagascar’s freshwater species threatened – IUCN report, [web blog article], Retrieved From: http://www.iucnredlist.org/news/almost-half-of-madagascars-freshwater-species-threatened-iucn-report

[*3] New Scientist, Title: Islands to lose fresh water as rising seas sink them from within, [web blog article], Retrieved From: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2109117-islands-to-lose-fresh-water-as-rising-seas-sink-them-from-within/

[*4]  waterlogic, Title: Water Scarcity Across The Globe, [web blog article], Retrieved From: https://www.waterlogicaustralia.com.au/blog/how-scarce-is-water/

 

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