Advantages and Disadvantages of Growing Global Population Essay

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The total world population according to the USCB (United States Census Bureau) is about 7 billion and this number will continue to rise. Current projections show that in the near future global population will reach 8 billion and by 2050 it will be approximately 10 billion. Such growth, of course, has its advantages and disadvantages. First let’s talk about some advantages. I think one of them is more labor force. More people on the planet means that more work can be done. Especially, from this point of view, it will be beneficial for some developed countries, which need unskilled labor. Of course, this advantage has other side, how to give these people work, which they will do. Personally I suppose, that population growth can somehow influence on economic growth. Let’s only imagine. The birth of more people equals to a greater number of parents investing in their youth. Increased purchases in products such as food, clothing, education-related expenses and so on. Parents with small children purchase larger homes to make room for their children. The larger homes that parents with children purchase feed the construction and home improvement industries economically. Children then grow into adults who work for pay and spend it in the economy. Third advantage, I suppose, can be that more people creates more ideas. Many of the world's remarkable innovations over the past 300 years are attributable to population growth: More great minds lead to more innovations. Now some words about disadvantages of growing population. I myself think that in this situation we have more disadvantages than advantages. First of all, resource scarcity, it’s a big problem today and what will be in 2050 when population will reach 10 billion. In this situation, we will need real technical progress, for example, in agricultural field to feed all these people. Also population growth can cause

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