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This paper discusses the history of recorded population growth and then discusses the negative impact that the exponential growth will have on the environment and human living conditions. The paper explains how population growth contributes to poverty, hunger, and increased energy consumption. The paper urges the reader to take action now to curb the negative effects of the drastic population growth.
From the Paper:"Does the idea of power in numbers apply to the issue of population growth? The current population growth rate in the United States is an estimated .975% in 2009. That would mean that there would be nearly an additional three hundred thousand people each year. With an immense increase in the population of one country alone, what could the impact of population growth rate of other combined countries do to our planet? Many argue that with a growth in numbers, our resources would be depleted at a quicker rate than they would be generated. This world phenomenon would create a pathway leading to world hunger."
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