As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?
by Beatrice Manning on February 23, 2018 - 9:25am
In the article “As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?” you’ll read about the relation between the population and the resources available. The question that is look at in this article is how much more people can the Earth support. This article talks about a lot of predictions and theories like the ones made by Thomas Malthus because it is believed that eventually, the Earth won’t be able to support his population. Scientists start to believe Malthus was right when he said that we grow more rapidly than we grow food because we consume so much for only one person. It is also said that the world is in a period of acceleration and that there was a big increase in the consumption of many oils. In this article, the IMPAT formula is also use to show that we will have a big challenge in agriculture because we will need to product so much more. We can also understand that if people die older and the number of births stays the same, the population will be growing and that having less kid could also be a problem because people will be able to use more resources. To reduce the population you can use a lot of technics but improving education is one of them because it should become more important and accessible in under-developed countries.
I believe that to make a real change everybody should really do their best to consume less and start realizing how bad it actually is to consume as much as we do. Being more careful on how we use our resources will make more resources available and present. Also, governments in less-develop countries should really give more importance to education and make it more accessible for boys and girls so people won’t have as much kids and it will eventually make a change in the population growth.