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Overpopulation occurs when a species’ population exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche.

It can result from an increase in Births (fertility rate), a decline in the mortality rate, an increase in immigration, or an unsustainable biome and depletion of resources. Moreover, it means that if there are too many people in the same habitat, people are limiting available resources to survive. There has always been a finite level of natural resources on earth and that means the level WILL ONLY decrease. This is a massive issue when the birth rate continues to rise around the world. Additional issues that exist alongside overpopulation are: A Lack of renewable and non-renewable resources, growing disease and epidemics, environmental destruction, overcrowding. EDUCATION IS KEY, Smaller families are happier families. The world must be educated.

Lets hope that as the world population increased that those who are educated within also increase. If not we have a big problem.

By Alex Mitchison

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