The environment is in a terrible condition and although an environmental apocalypse is not imminent we are definitely headed down that road. Some of the reasons for our Earth?s trouble are overpopulation
, consumerism, and overconsumption.
The earth?s population
is ever increasing; it is only a matter of time before there are not enough resources to support life on the planet and the population
begins to die off due to lack of food, water, and other resources. With our current population
increase rates the population
will double within the next century. ?Indeed, the world population
did double in thirty-seven years from 1950 to 1987.?; (Ehrlich, 1990) The problem with overpopulation
is that even if we all reduce our impact on the environment, when the population
doubles, so will the total impact on the earth will be doubled.