Sustainable Human Populations

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Sustainable Human Populations The earth has not reached the sustainable carrying capacity yet. If you define overpopulation as the density of people that live in an area then no the earth isn't over populated. When the earth reaches the carrying capacity then no one will be able to live in comfort. There would be a major food shortage everywhere; there would be no money, no wealth people anymore, anarchy, and so on. To my knowledge this is not happening everywhere in some spots there are some problems, but there will always be problems no matter how many people are on earth.

There are still wealthy people in the world, the food in the developed countries is ample, and there are still good jobs available for the educated. In Netherlands they are still a thriving country, and they have 1,031 people per square mile. Hong Kong still has a booming economy, and they have 14,218 people per square mile(1).

The population is getting bigger and there are problems, but with any amount of people you have there are bound to be problems. People are just getting too paranoid at the astronomical sight of the population growth. It is too big of a number for the people to comprehend, so they freak out and say that the population growth is too big now. If the population growth were too big we all wouldn't be where we are now; we probably would be at home still trying to survive and not going to school to get a higher education. To deal with all of these problems that we create we have to go to school to get a higher education, so we can understand these problems, then fix them.

Some people look at it in a different way. They say that the population...