The world is facing disaster due to over population
Posted on September 5th, 2010
The world is facing disaster due to over population. Over population will lead to lack of housing, lack of education opportunities, lack of health care, global warming, transport problems, deforestation etc. The effects of deforestation is visible in the form of regular flooding and high temperaturesÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â felt in the cities. Nearly all the problems we will face will be linked to over population. Sir David Attenborough has given the chilling message: ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“Famines are increasing and wars as people become more overcrowded and that has already started. When the world gets over crowded, there would be competition for resources, including warsÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â. There are too many humans on earth and are competing to obtain dwindling resources. War or disease may restore the balance.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The impact of overpopulation in Sri Lanka is visible in terms of lack of green space and sheer visible number of people in towns. Drastic action is needed to control overpopulation and unless radical steps are taken to monitor and control population, it will bring misery to all Sri Lankans.
Community leaders, politicians, teachers, media peopleÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â all have a duty to halt this impending disaster. The author hopes that at least a few people will see the potential problem and take measures to mitigate the impending disaster, highlighted byÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sir David Attenborough.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Further any development we achieve will be neutralised by over population.
Over population will have a destructive effectÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â on the environment. We can see that uncontrolled construction of building will cause floods, warming and will have less plants to generate the oxygen we breath. I remember long time back, the population in Sri Lanka was nearly 14 million and there were lots of Green areas. Now the population has nearly doubled and hardly any green areas left.
In my view, overpopulation is the most serious problem we face.
To quote ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sir David AttenboroughÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe planet is only so big and only a finite amount of people can live on itÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢. His comments apply to Sri Lanka as well.
Overpopulation in India would have dire consequences to its neighbours, including Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans need to be fully aware of the potential danger from India.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â What should be done.
It is important to control and monitor the population of Sri Lanka and also thatÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â of the world. There ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â isÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â aÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â needÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â to persuade people that lower birth rates are vital to protect the planet. Facilities could be provided ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â to increase access to contraception. There is also a need to educate the people about the negative effects of over population.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We should think about having only one child. However, there should be safety nets and systems to look after the old and infirm.
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