The global population is growing rapidly and soon the world could be overpopulated. Life as we know it could become unsustainable. What can we do to avoid this?
- There are over 7.5 billion people living on the Earth, and this number is growing fast.
- Due to improvements in factors such as medicine and sanitation humans are living longer than ever before.
- Overpopulation may cause problems in the future as there will not be enough resources, such as water, food and land for everyone.
- Humans must act now to avoid a global population crisis.
Earth is home to over 7 and a half billion people and our numbers are growing fast.
Whenever the number of births is higher than the number of deaths, populations grow.
And when numbers begin to outstrip available resources and cause environmental degradation, we say there's overpopulation.
It's potentially a threat to ...
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