Overpopulation happens when the number of existing human population exceeds the carrying capacity of a country or region. This undesirable condition is caused by a lot of factors, such as better medical facilities, reduced mortality rate and depletion of precious resources. Generally, any sparsely populated area can possibly become densely populated if it does not have the capacity to sustain life. Also, advancements in technology year after year has provided benefits to humanity in many ways, including the better medical treatments and better ability to save lives, resulting to increased lifespan, and thus growth of the population. In the past five decades or so, population growth has boomed in a large scale that resulted to overpopulation, and now people are feeling its negative effects and trying to find solutions. Now, aside from better education and family planning, there are many means to address this problem. Here are some unique solutions to overpopulation:
"My biggest irrational, hopefully, fear is that the Zika virus is going to be the solution to overpopulation," Jennifer Lawrence said in a statement.
4 Practical Solutions to Overpopulation That Everyone Ignores
The solution to human overpopulation cannot include human rights violations. , though arguably successful in curbing population growth, has led to ranging from forced sterilizations to forced abortions and infanticide. Some population control proponents advocate offering financial incentives for people not to reproduce, but this incentive would target the poorest segment of society, resulting in racially and economically disproportionate population control. These unjust results cannot be part of a viable solution to human overpopulation.