Introduction: What is
What is overpopulation?
Overpopulation is a term that refers
to a condition by which the
population density enlarges to a
limit that provokes the
environmental deterioration, a
remarkable decline in the quality
of life, or a population collapse
5.3 billion population of
underdeveloped countries is
expected to increase to 7.8 billion in
The world's population is expected
to rise by 40% to 9.1 billion.
World population is currently
growing by approximately 75 million
people per year
Africa - 133 million
Asia - 946 million
Europe - 408 million
Latin America & Caribbean - 74 million
Northern America - 82 million
Africa - 1.9 billion
Asia - 5.2 billion
Europe - 664 million
Latin America & Caribbean - 769
Northern America - 445 million
The rapid growth of human
population has forced us to
invade animal habitats , leading
them to extinction.
The speed of extinction of plants
and animals attributable to human
activities is 10,000 times faster
than the natural quotient.
Depletion of natural resources,
especially fossil fuels.
High prices in the housing market.
If current trends of human growth
continue in Africa, the country will
only be able to sustain 25% of its
population by the year 2025.
As population grows so will the fresh
water shortage. Countries that don’t
have access to nuclear power won’t
be able to get their water by
According to the California Department of
Water Resources, if more supplies aren’t
found by 2020, residents will face a
shortfall nearly as great as the amount
Overpopulation and the
Effects vary from place to place
depending on the situations.
Those who are unemployed because all
of the jobs are filled up are a drag on the
People who do work and are consumers
drive the economy.
As our numbers increase, there will
be more conflicts at all levels, local,
regional, national, international and
global -- that wouldn't happen if
population were stabilized.