SCI275 week 9 Final project Mitigation Strategies and Solutions
SCI275 week 9 Final project Mitigation Strategies and Solutions
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Mitigation Strategies and 1 Running head: MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS Mitigation Strategies and Solutions Student Name College Name Mitigation Strategies and Solutions One of the main problems facing the human race is overpopulation. While there are some areas on our planet that are not populated due to extreme environmental hazards such as the weather, the other areas that are capable of sustaining human life have become extremely crowded. The cause of this population growth is due to people wanting to have large families, the lack of birth control and in some cases the lack of ability to purchase birth control supplements in certain areas of our planet. Also one of the major problems which are a direct cause of our overpopulation is that most people do not know what is going on, or lack of education on this subject. If we look at all of the possible causes for our overpopulation problem and try to determine a root cause I feel it would be due to the lack of education on how to help control our population. The fact that we as humans can overcome and adapt to most environmental hazards proves that we have the ability to control our problems. It also provides us with the ability to conquer other areas of the planet in which to populate and contaminate. However, if we cannot educate the populace on the extremity of the problem then they will not realize it even exists. This is where we need help from everyone, from the schools to the governments of the world. The current world population is around 6,706,993,152 people and growing at a rate of 1.16% yearly, that is a daily increase of 212,970 people a day (CIAThe World Factbook, 2009, p. 1). At this rate we can expect our planet to reach a population level around 74,484,333,652 people by the year 2050. As it is our planet can barley support the population it has, imagine what is going to happen if our planet reaches a population as high as that. With the resources we use for everyday living we will eventually exhaust the supplies the world has because of the overpopulation we are dealing with. Once that happens our reduction in population will happen without our help, it could even mean the complete extinction of the human race. We as the higher life form on this planet need to take action before we destroy ourselves as well as everything else living on the planet. The extreme increase in our population has caused many problems worldwide. We have the overfishing in our oceans, the overuse of our natural energy resources and the extinction of many species. The future looks pretty grim if the population keeps rising the way it is doing right now, more and more of the reductions to our resources, species and food products will continue and at a faster rate. This is not to mention the affect the higher population rate will have on our economy, more people to feed, more jobs needed where there are none and more and more people finding they are without the ability to support their families. The affects of overpopulation can be seen in all these areas as well as our pollution problems. It is only obvious that the root of most of our problems stem from this one major problem. The most formal way to combat the problem is educating the populace of what is happening. Education is the key to reducing our problem. If we cannot put the brakes on while we are as full are we are, imagine trying when the population doubles again. The key is providing the correct information to the populace and showing examples of what is going to happen. The education needs to start at the beginning of one’s educational career and continue all the way to the end. The educational plan needs to be funded by the governments of the world and implemented in even the most secluded areas where humans live. This will be the easiest part, educating people on the various ways of birth control; the hardest part will be to have the people use the contraceptives. However, as other countries have come to realize, there are other ways to combat the population growth. This form of strict governmental involvement does not come without a price, a moral price. By passing laws that only allow couples to have one offspring is in complete violation of one’s moral rights, this is why we need to push education on the overpopulation factor. I do believe in third world countries that the problem should be hit head on. With the problem of starvation, the lack of being able to provide for themselves and the lack of housing, I fell this should not be a want of those people but a need. With all the help the world provides with medicines and food there should be a project involved with the implantation of birth control devices, pills and even operations. This would help in these areas better than educating the people; we need to consider that these areas have very little education. These countries will be the biggest challenges for the governments of the world. In order to sustain the efforts each governing body in each area needs to focus on setting rules and regulation for areas that are considered third world countries. The plan of reducing the world’s population will depend on the cooperation of all governments. These bodies will be responsible for the funding to the needy nations of the world as well as private organizations. The private sectors will help produce needed overhead for mass producing birth control contraceptives which the governments will distribute evenly throughout the world. No one said it would be an easy adventure but the rewards of success will be worth it. Once the population plan is in place the government will need to create a separate body or organization to head the plan. This group will keep track of everything that is happening as well as quarterly surveys to see if the population is actually being reduced. As with all plans, changes will be necessary to make, this will allow an organization to keep up with the fast pace of the human race. These changes will be submitted by the controlling organization to the heads of the world governments for approval. As I mentioned before all funding will be done by the world governments and helped out with private organizations. It is the responsibility of the entire global population to make this happen but will need to the support of the governments in charge. Reference CIAThe World Factbook. (2009, June, 2009). Population (CIA). Retrieved June 5, 2009 from https://www.cia.gov/library
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