Overpopulated by the over privileged, or is it a myth?

The Earth is overpopulated, there can surely be no argument about that.

And even if you don’t see the world as being overpopulated, you cannot refute the logic that a finite amount of land is incapable of supporting a population with a limitless potential for increase. Therefore, at some point in time we have to limit growth, and given the current situation, that time is now. There are some, however, who regard the overpopulation argument as a myth.

The global population is 7.3 billion, and is growing by approximately 74 million people per year. Current predictions by the U.N estimate that the world population will reach 9 billion by 2050. As with many things in life, if you live with them every day, they become normal. That is how I feel it is for most people who live in densely populated areas. They just don’t see how negatively it can affect them.  The majority of articles discussing overpopulation tend to focus on an unavoidable shortfall of resources, which is a valid concern. But what is less discussed, and what is for me a major concern, is the crowded living conditions it will bring, dragging all of the known social problems with it. As the population grows and commodities become scarcer and more expensive, the problems will escalate and accelerate.

Leave a comment below, and let us know how you see it? What are your concerns, or is at all a myth? Do you live in high density housing, and if so, how does it affect you?



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Author: A.J.

I have written as far back as I can recall. Until 2011, that writing was just for me, or as rambling letters to friends and travelogues to the family. I never thought about why, or if others did similarly, and the thought of publishing never entered my head. Since I left England in 1979, I have been collecting experiences, people, and places. From the blood-soaked streets of Kampala, the polluted dust bowls of the Sahara, or the pristine ice floes of the Antarctic, I have gathered and filed them away. Some have recently squeezed through the bars of insecurity and are now at large in the pages of my first three novels. Others await their future fates.

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