About population control in world/US, written for college admission.

Essay by samiam218High School, 12th grade December 2003

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The human population on earth is an issue that needs to be dealt with but is constantly swept under the rug. People choose not to deal with this problem because it means the death of many people. I believe these people need to reevaluate their priorities because in the end it will mean the survival of our species.

Population control is thought of as very taboo in the United States because of the drastic measures the Chinese went to not only to prevent an increase in population but to create a declination in the current population. While it seems as though the government went to far and stepped over the line of its duty, one must take a look at the motives the government had as opposed to the steps taken to prevent certain inevitable outcomes.

As the population exponentially increases, we use exponentially more materials. Eventually we will run out of space and food and natural resources.

If we don't begin to control our population on our own, mother nature will take over. In fact, she's already begun to; the AIDS epidemic is one form of mother nature killing off individuals in order to ensure the survival of the whole. While we as a nation feel it is our humane obligation to help these people, we are actually making things worse for ourselves and for generations to come. There simply are not enough resources available on earth to sustain 6 billion people. Other population control methods of mother nature include cancer, antibiotic resistant bacteria, and starvation. Another form of massive population control could be a world war. This is most certainly the least favorable means of population control as it could hinder future generations from living, but it is definitely a possibility.

I believe it would be in...