By: Zakariye Hassan
What is Overpopulation?
Why is this a problem?
How it affects Water Quality
How it affects Air Quality
Health Problems for Overpopulation
- One of the major health problems is Malnutrition. With the lack of Natural Resources like water and crops people in Africa and other developing countries are going through extreme starvation and dehydration. Every 3.6 seconds a person dies from starvation. 75% are children.
- Another major health problem is disease. Overpopulation can also increase the spread of new or old diseases. Areas that have polluted water sources have a more chance of catching diseases. Which leads to more deaths.
- Last of the major health problems are war. War causes more casualties since ever with the world overpopulating. War starts with conflict and with more people more conflict. The U.S lost .002% of the population in the war on terror.
Balance of People to Resources
There are more people than resources on earth to support the population
This is a map of the people going hungry around the globe
This before and after shows the freshwater left in the world
Some companies like Home Depot and BJ's Wholesale Club are taking action by reducing the amount of plants treated with neonics. Also 100 other businesses have sent letters to obama to protect our bees from toxics and pesticides.
You can take action by urging the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to take action and protect the bees pollinating our crops. You can also take action by petitioning to agricultural companies to take the pesticides out.