Population

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population



A population according to the funk and Wangnall Dictionary is a grouping of individuals
subject to the processes of birth, death, and migration.. During the first 2 million
years of our history the human population had very little effect upon the overall world
ecosystem, with no more than 10 million members. In the New Stone Age, less than 10,000
years ago, the number of humans began to increase more rapidly. By the beginning of the
Christian era it had reached 250 million, and by the year 1650 CE up to half a
billion(Internet Source)Reproduction resulted un having children which were perfect for
doing farmwork, collecting dowry and starting family. By 2030,the population is projected
to hit eight to ten billion. With this rapid growth, concern for the future is inevitable.
The planet can not handle anymore chaos and can not create enough food to disturbate to
those who are in demand of it. A stable relationship with plants and animals must be
attained or future populations will suffer.

Problem
About 140 000 million babies will be born, and 53 million will die which gives the
overpopulated world an additional 84 million people per year. With the planet growing at
alarming rate 230 000 per day people, With the increasing population, pollution is on
the rise, making safe water scarce In Asia the population increases by 50 million, the
population of Africa by 17 million and Latin America and the Caribbean by only eight
million. Africa has the hightest growth rate at 2.36 %(Internet Source). These are places
where people need children for work or if they donít want kids they have no way of getting
contraception or to be informed about it, thus making the population grow at an alarming
rate. Someone must feed the hungry, with each individual requiring about 2 200 calouries
per day unfortunetly of the six billion over 220 million are malnourished.

Causes of rapid growth
Throughout history many have debated the plantís carrying capacity. As far back as 469 BC
in Socrates time and to the present, have said that the world will suffer globally for
there will not enough food for humans. Farmers of the past, present and the future have
and will continue to prove these assumptions wrong. Farming is the elemant that has been
keeping the assumpation wrong. Farming has been around since the 8000 B.C perhaps one of
the most important inventions ever made Too many people are living on the plant
presently, thanks to technology less people are dying due the quality of life that is
improving, though its not directly related to malnutriention itís the speed of growth that
is the cause of malnourshed and farming is the fuel that lets the population grow so fast.
The root cause s of malnutrition is the lack of available and affordable food, health
services, safe water, and proper sanitation. Technology not only lets the human race to
live longer and healthier lives providing them with a better quality of life due to the
fact that we eat better. Farming with the help of tecnology is the cause why we eat better
thus letting the human population grow rapidly.
















Throughout history many have debated the plantís carrying capacity. As far back as 469 BC
in Socrates time and to the present, have said that the world will suffer globally for
there will not enough food for humans. Farmers of the past, present and the future have
and will continue to prove these assumptions wrong. Farming is the elemant that has been
keeping the assumpation wrong. Farming has been around since the 8000 B.C perhaps one of
the most important inventions ever made. Without farming the world would not be able to
reach the present size of the human population and the for seen future. Someone must feed
the hungry, with each individual requiring about 2 200 calouries per day. Farming brings
food to dinner tables and is what helps us to grow. It allows humans to grow and get
taught new methods of technology to aid society in the future.

Technology is not only beneficial for farming, but it increases the life expectancy of
humans, thus less people are dying. and keeping the population under control . During the
14th century the Black Death wiped out a third of the population of Europe.(Grolier
Encyclopedia) If the 14th century had our present day medicine or technology, this
catasophy would have been unheard of. Triumph over disease on a worldwide scale did not
come until 20th century with the introduction of antibiotics and DDT. DDT is a very
active, broad-spectrum pesticide, particularly effective against beetles, moths and
butterflies, flies, and mosquitoes, it controls insect-vectored human diseases such as
malaria, yellow fever, river blindness, elephantiasis, epidemic and murine typhus, and
bubonic plague. virtually eradicated malaria from more than ď20 countries populated by
more than 1 billion humans. In India where DDT reduced malaria from 75 million cases a
year (with 1 million deaths) to less than 5 million cases a year (with less than 5,000
deaths) in a decade. The life span of Indians was extended from 32 years to 47. In the
United States a similar program reduced endemic malaria from 250,000 cases a year during
the 1930s to less than 10 cases a year by 1950.(Grolier Encypedia) This is only one the
many examples where technology is beneficial to us. Without a doubt medicine lets humans
live longer and healthier, thus substantially controlling the death rate.

In the 1940's an acre of planted onions would produce 200 sacks of onions. Now however,
if a farmer does not produce 800 sacks of onions per acre then perhaps the farmer should
start a new lifestyle. Now a days competition among farmers is ver intense which makes it
hard to earn a living from farming. Technology helps farmers to advance in the
competition and increase the yield of their crop.


Effect
Like everything else these days, inventions which hep to advance the farmers have their
price. To make more food one has to destroy existing land and cultivate it. When
cultivating however a farmer exposes the vital nutrient that is in the soul to natureís
wind. As vital nutrients sit on top of the soil the wind comes along and blows it away
thus robbing the soil nutrients therefore decreasing the quality of the compared before.
Pesticides and better weather forecasting reduces cases of crop loss. Developing country
farmers proved willing and able to learn and apply improved techniques. It is hard for
farmers to admit that his or her plant will ever run out food, considering that
technology help production of farming, where it tripled since 1948.





, but it allows couple and society to control the rate of birth.
Effects
Farming has it disadvantages. When people farm they destroy the natural ecosystem that
once was there. We destroy so much land that we bring some species to extinction. Some
species whether it be in animals or plants are important for that they may hold important
genetic information. Genetic information is important because some species may contain
information to help or even cure diseases. In the low deforestation areas approximately
15% of the planetís species can be expected to be lost. In the high deforestation case,
perhaps as many as 20% will be lost. In total about 500 000 to 600 000 are expected to be
extinguished from 1980 to 2000(Abraham 1997). These are species that humans will never
see again. Humans even though they donít realize we are destroying the plant.



Solution
With contraceptives, such as condoms, birth control pills and abortions we see means of
limiting reproduction. With the practice of contraception many wonder why there is still
an increase in population? Some countries prohibit contraception because of political
rules which gives people no alternative. While millions of couples that want to use
contraception do not have access to it. Many developing countries, for example are faced
with economic crisis and political uncertainty, which results in downsizing their
financing on family-planning programs. People who live in countries where contraceptives
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