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  Overpopulation - Magazine - Central - British Council - LearnEnglish
overpopulation: see an article, a story, a cartoon, some trivia and links, and play a word game
An obvious consequence is we have not enough space for living if overpopulation keeps happening longer.
China ranks first in largest number of population, where the figure is over 1,2 billion and expected to be higher in future.
www.britishcouncil.org /learnenglish-central-magazine-overpopulation.htm   (1227 words)

  What Is Overpopulation?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By that standard, the world was overpopulated by the middle of the 19th century.
It is my position that overpopulation should be defined as a situation where it is impossible to provide everyone on Earth a living standard at the subsistence level.
Vague definitions, heard occasionally, that overpopulation occurs whenever a person or group of people feel the world is too populated simply don’t belong in serious discussions of the problem.
www.overpopulation.com /faq/Basic_Information/what_is_overpopulation.html   (580 words)

  Overpopulation K-12 Lesson Plans & Background Information
Overpopulation is the condition of any organism's numbers exceeding the carrying capacity of its ecological niche.
Overpopulation is not simply a function of the number or density of the individuals, but rather the number of individuals compared to the resources (ie.
Overpopulation can result from increases in births, a decline in mortality rates, which is linked to increases in life expectancy, or from an unsustainable use and depletion of resources.
www.juliantrubin.com /encyclopedia/ecology/overpopulation.html   (5090 words)

 PlanetPapers - Overpopulation in China
Overpopulation in China has become a global issue as China is the most populous country in the world and its contribution to the international community is extremely significant.
Overpopulation in a country occurs when the number of people in an area is far greater than the country’s available resources (China Studies).
However, if we see some of the benefits of overpopulation, one of them is that China’s population attracts many other multi-national companies to set up their businesses in the most populous country.
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Overpopulation may indicate any case in which the population of any species of animal may exceed the carrying capacity of its ecological niche.
Some overpopulation activists have taken the position that population growth must be dealt with on a country-by-country basis, and therefore support a reduction in immigration into some countries, including the United States, in order to stabilize their population.
Pet overpopulation can be an ecological concern as well as a concern over animal welfare, with overpopulation occurring when there are more domestic cats and dogs than there are people wanting them as pets, independent of ecological carrying capacity.
www.knowledgefun.com /book/o/ov/overpopulation.html   (1204 words)

 Human Overpopulation: The World's Biggest Problem   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When comparing graphs of global climate indicators to the exponential growth of human population expounded upon by modernization and industrialization, it is hard to argue against a correlation.
It is pretty clear that human overpopulation is having a major effect on the global climate and ecosystem.
Dealing with overpopulation does add pressure to societies to fight for resources whether they be living space, farmable land, water or crude oil.
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 Overpopulation in India
If a country’s government fails to adequately dispense goods to its population, then government can be substituted for land, and overpopulation can be measured as the ratio of the demands of the people to the ability of the government to meet those demands in terms of infrastructure and distribution.
Overpopulation also seems to be a culprit to the extent that as population decreases, problems associated with limited resources are ameliorated, and over time disappear.
Both of the two types of overpopulation addressed (inundated government and depleted environment) are the causes of a problem.
web.grinnell.edu /courses/gds/F03/gds111-01/GDSIntro/Countryreport/student_projects/India/GDS/overpopulation.html   (1522 words)

 The Population Explosion by Paul R. Ehrlich & Anne H. Ehrlich
The key to understanding overpopulation is not population density but the numbers of people in an area relative to its resources and the capacity of the environment to sustain human activities; that is, to the area's carrying capacity.
Africa is overpopulated now because, among other indications, its soils and forests are rapidly being depleted and that implies that its carrying capacity for human beings will be lower in the future than it is now.
To say they are not because, if people changed their ways, overpopulation might be eliminated is simply wrong--overpopulation is defined by the animals that occupy the turf, behaving as they naturally behave, not by a hypothetical group that might be substituted for them.
www.2think.org /tpe.shtml   (1208 words)

 Free overpopulation Essays
While overpopulation is a problem that plagues many developing nations, it would be wrong to assume that it is their main problem, or that the countering of overpopulation should receive priority above all else.
Overpopulation and Environmental Degradation - Overpopulation and Environmental Degradation.
Overpopulation - During the first 2 million or so years of its history the human population was a minor element in the world ecosystem, with at most 10 million members.
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 Overpopulation -- The Population Explosion - by Paul and Anne Ehrlich
Africa is overpopulated now because, among other indications, its soils and forests are rapidly being depleted—and that implies that its carrying capacity for human beings will be lower in the future than it is now.
The United States is overpopulated because it is depleting its soil and water resources and contributing mightily to the destruction of global environmental systems.
To say they are not because, if people changed their ways, overpopulation might be eliminated is simply wrong—overpopulation is defined by the animals that occupy the turf, behaving as they naturally behave, not by a hypothetical group that might be substituted for them.
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 Pet Overpopulation Breeds Euthanasia ~ Pawprints and Purrs, Inc.
Another contributing factor to pet overpopulation is that guardians are surrendering their pets to shelters for a variety of reasons.
The main reason for cat overpopulation is feral, free-roaming, unowned cats.
Pets that spend most of their time separated from the family, either in crates or in the yard, are at greater risk of being surrendered to shelters.
www.sniksnak.com /overpopulation.html   (1193 words)

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.
Emerging countries industrialization is not paying attention to environmental issues because of the feeding demands of their ever-growing populations.
The human overpopulation has been credited to diverse factors, as the increment in life-span, the absence of natural enemies, the improvement in the quality of life, and the accessibility to get better goods.
www.biocab.org /Overpopulation.html   (847 words)

 Overpopulation: Should Having a Child Require a Permit? - Associated Content
Overpopulation is defined as growth in population that exceeds the resources availble.
Thus, permits for having a child can be used to protect the general public from overpopulation, as well as regulate their actions to prevent overpopulation.
The dangers of using permits for reproduction is the possibility for unequal permit assignment, social objection, and a large increase in illegitimate child births and infanticide.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/61009/overpopulation_should_having_a_child.html   (568 words)

 Environment: Global Issues Regional Applications
Two thousand years ago one quarter of a billion people lived on the Earth; by 1830 the population of the Earth reached one billion, and in just 100 years after that the population doubled.
Overpopulation is not a new concept within our society.
According to Thomas Donohoe there are three possible “destinies for Earth and her keepers” as illustrated in the graph.
www.uwlax.edu /murphy/environment/overpopulation/overview1.html   (354 words)

OVERPOPULATION In the past couple centuries, population has exploded; for example, around the year 1800 the world population was about one billion, it now currently rests at just over six billion.
The effects of overpopulation have been tremendous, such as resource depletion, different forms of pollution, and the falling of nature admiration and sacredness.
Although some believe overpopulation will be the gun that blows away the human race, others believe that the misuse of resources is to blame for the Earth’s destruction.
www.radessays.com /link.php?site=re&aff=r2c2&dest=viewpaper.php?request=26047   (241 words)

 Editorial: Pet overpopulation
Euthanasia statistics from Los Angeles, in particular, demonstrate that pet overpopulation is not a problem we will permanently "solve"; rather, like the spread of contagious diseases, it is a problem we can contain, and keep contained, so long as we remain aware of the risks and remain dedicated to maintaining preventive measures.
Pet overpopulation is an "animal issue," yes, but is is also an issue vital to public health and safety, whether the threat comes from the roving dog packs that terrorized many American cities 150 years ago, or from the quiet transmission of parasites.
One way or another, it should be possible to develop an acceptable and feasible anti-pet overpopulation plan for even the most financially stressed communities ­ maybe not the ideal, but something to at least help insure that the problem doesn't get worse.
www.animalpeoplenews.org /93/5/editorial1.html   (1138 words)

 Overpopulation = Disaster
Human overpopulation is causing the death and extinction of uncounted thousands of unique, irreplaceable life forms on Earth?
Human overpopulation is causing a global environmental disaster of proportions not seen since the demise of the dinosaurs.
and by their opposition to certain practices, the anti-abortion promoters deny sex education, birth control, and abortion to millions in third-world countries while the impoverished overpopulation in these countries is busy cutting down what’s left of the rain forests to feed still more unwanted children.
www.truth101.org /vs-overpopulation.html   (756 words)

 Overpopulation: Resources for Understanding and Taking Action - Peak oil and the crisis in agriculture
The fall of petroleum civilization is the same thing as the bubble of overpopulation bursting with a loud, messy bang.
Jan Lundberg and Virginia Abernethy explored this in The Road to Overpopulation is Roads in the Auto-Free Times issue #10.
Exposing the three elephants in our proverbial living room -- overpopulation, over-consumption, and political and economic inequity -- that are increasingly shaping our future, the authors explore the ways that these factors influence each other, and how we can begin to create a better and more lasting world if we pay attention to them.
www.culturechange.org /overpopulation_resources.html   (2989 words)

 What Is Overpopulation?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For example, Mexico may be considered to be "overpopulated" because of its economic problems, but the Netherlands and Japan which are more densely populated than Mexico may not be considered overpopulated because of their healthy economies.
In 1945, Frank Lorimer suggested three definitions of "overpopulation": an area is overpopulated if fewer people would lead to a higher standard of living, if population increase is more rapid than possible production increase, or if continuance of present growth trends would check economic advances.
Obviously the term "overpopulation" is not as simple to delineate as it may seem at first glance.
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 More on Overpopulation
Overpopulation is not the number of people or animals, but rather the number of people/animals in comparison to the resources they need to survive.
In the wilderness, the problem of wild animal overpopulation is solved by predators.
When rabbits were first introduced to Australia, they quickly overpopulated and ate the plants that other native animals needed to survive.
www.eduhistory.com /overpopulation.htm   (2232 words)

 lifeissues | Overpopulation?
If you familiarize yourself with the myths surrounding "overpopulation," you'll be in a better position to defend yourself and your family against these idealogical threats.
Myth 5: Air pollution is the result of overpopulation, and acid rain, a byproduct of air pollution, is destroying lakes, rivers and forests.
Myth 8: Overpopulation is the chief cause of poverty.
www.lifeissues.net /writers/kas/kas_01overpopulation.html   (2769 words)

This paper conceptualizes the societal problem of companion-animal overpopulation and offers a framework to humanely reduce the current surplus of animals and prevent further overpopulation.
Overpopulation is described as a societal problem, with the individual and collective behavior of people as a causal agent.
The behavior factors indicated in overpopulation are behaviors of caretakers (i.e., pet owners).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4032/is_200404/ai_n9383767   (837 words)

The consequences were first set out by English economist Thomas Malthus at the start of the population explosion.
Although there is often a link between overpopulation and population density, high densities do not always result in overpopulation.
Overpopulation may also result from a decrease in resources or an increase in population or a combination of both.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0034824.html   (304 words)

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