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        Overpopulation is not a myth. Overpopulation is based on actual facts
and data proven to be true rather than false claims mad out of
observations. The Earth's human population is increasing at an
alarmingly fast rate and if we do not take drastic measures to stop
this growth, not only will the human population face dier
consequences, but the Earth as a whole will fall under enormous strain
and hardship.
        Since the late 1700s and early 1800s, overpopulation has been
discussed with great thought. Food shortages and poverty have resulted
due to the rate at which the human population is growing. The Earth's
growing human population has been linked not only to poverty and food
shortages, but also to the heavy use of our Earth's limited natural
resources. Within the past three decades alone, one third og the
world's natural resource space has been consumed.The United States
alone uses 30 % of the world's resources but yet only contains 5 % of
the world's population. If the rest of the world lived exactly like
the U.S., we would need 3 to 5 planets to sustain the human
population.
        Now, over 80 % of the planet's original forests have been cut down,
and in the amazon, 2,000 trees are being cut by the minute. All of
these natural resources are being used in order to make products for
the average consumer. But, in the process of making these products,
harsh toxics get released into the enviornment which damage ecosystems
worldwide. In the United States alone, nearly 4 billion toxic
chemicals are realed into the air every year. And out of the products
that get made and manufactured, 99 % of them get trashed within 6
months. After they get trashed, these products end up in a landfill
where they get incinerated (burned). Due to the incineration process,
new "super" toxics are released into the environment where they reak
Havoc on our fragile ecosystems worldwide. The toxics have gotten so
out of hand that the...

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