The Importance Of Population Control

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Population growth and environmental policies have been a global controversial concern, due to fear of the world being overpopulated. An argument that continues to be debated is whether the world has enough resources to support the entire population and the approaches that can be taken now before the world becomes a future chaos. This essay will argue that the world needs population control in order to inhabit the earth comfortably. The environment and resource depletion will be the biggest challenge in the future; therefore, approaches that aim to regulate population are most important to meeting these challenges, followed by redistribution of wealth and limiting resource use. This essay will cover the four approaches that can be used in working…show more content…
To face the future environmental challenges, approaches to population control are particularly important in reducing infant mortality. Providing affordable universal access to safe and effective birth control to women in developing countries will allow them to make informed decisions about their reproductive choices (Hamilton, 2012), as women in poor developing countries have neither the means nor awareness to use contraception. Integrating lessons on population into the school curriculum, where it educates students about the impacts and consequences of childbearing on the environment (Engleman, 2012). Women of childbearing in developing countries are frequently exposed to environmental hazards and pollutions, which is a contributing factor to childhood deaths. More than 3 million children under the age of five die each year due to environmental-related causes and conditions (WHO | Child mortality, 2018). These conditions expose children to a degraded environment that is air polluted with a lack of adequate sanitation. Having a better knowledge of environmental issues and sex education will help people understand the need to have fewer children. This would help avoid the cases of unwanted pregnancies thus help in lowering birth rates. A firmer approach would be to adopt China’s two-child family policy, where the government imposes limits on the number of…show more content…
Rubbish and waste can cause air and water pollution, which is damaging and catastrophic to the planet (Mohammed, D. 2016). Implementing a waste management system where retailers and department stores would no longer provide plastic bags and plastic materials to consumers. Implementing laws for people who litter the environment by penalising them, or have them do community service. Consumers, farming industries, and people in hospitality need to make better life choices in how they supply, shop, prepare and store meals in order to limit food wastage. For example, the pineapple situation in Northern Queensland, where farmers had trashed a huge volume of pineapples due to oversupply (SBS News, 2018). Consequently, it is food wastage that should have been better used or given away regardless of oversupply. Humans can contribute to waste management by not always updating to the latest gadget or clothing trend, instead of reusing what they already have or donate it to someone who has the need for it. If people were to adapt a frugal way of living, not only will it benefit humanity, but it will also benefit the environment and the conservation of

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