Facts About Overpopulation

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The article talks about certain interesting facts related to overpopulation. Also stated are interesting facts regarding the countries of China and India and how they handle the overpopulation problem.

Fact 1. India, while only having 170 million hectares of land for farming, has a population of more than 1 billion. This is why millions of people in the country suffer from hunger and food problems.

Fact 2. India, while it is suffering from overpopulation, still produces the most number of people on the planet every day. The consensus (Litke) says that 12 million are born every year in India; while (ENN) says that it is not 12 million every year but 18 million every year.

Fact 3. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India once used coercive methods to solve overpopulation problems. People were forced to have vasectomies and were sterilized without personal consent

Fact 4. A solution to lowering the overpopulation crisis is usually managed by its death rate. While there are many people born every year, there are also plenty who die every year.

Fact 5. Overpopulation is not a problem if people can provide enough food and goods for everybody.

Fact 6. The temperature increase in our planet is due to overpopulation. Global temperatures have risen six degrees centigrade because of the fact there are too many people.

Fact 7. The more overpopulated our world is, the hotter it will become.

Fact 8. In China there is a population control method against overpopulation called the “One child per family policy.” If you do not comply with these regulations, then you will not get any special benefits from the government.

Fact 9. If you have more than one child in China, your taxes will go up by 50 percent of your total income, or you will be terminated from your job.

Fact 10. Mothers with unplanned pregnancies in China need to do abortion methods to control the issues of overpopulation.

Fact 11. Overpopulation in certain regions can lead to a ruinous degradation of the land and its resources.

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One Response to Facts About Overpopulation

  1. Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Scientists warn of a rapid collapse of the Earth’s ecosystem.
    The ecological balance is under threat: climate change, population growth and environmental degradation could lead even in this century an irreversible collapse of the global ecosystem.

    –> http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/06/06/scientists-uncover-evidence-of-impending-tipping-point-for-earth/

    The cardinal reason is the sudden development of human population that threatens to devour all our resources.

    Since 21 August there is therefore a petition at change.org for the introduction of global birth-controls, also in HINDI!

    If you want to support this or publish it on your website, here is the link:
    http://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/weltweite-geburtenregelungen-verbindlich-einf%C3%BChren-introduce-obligatory-worldwide-birth-controls

    Please continue to spread the link or the petition as possible to all interested people, organisations etc.

    Thank you and best regards
    Achim Wolf, Germany

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[0] http://maps.unomaha.edu/peterson/funda/sidebar/chinapop.html
[1] http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/03/ian-jack-overpopulation-ten-billion
[2] http://web.grinnell.edu/courses/gds/f03/gds111-01/gdsintro/countryreport/student_projects/india/gds/overpopulation.html