World Population Growth Exceeding Ecological Carrying Capacity
Achieving population stability through reproductive health education and family planning is necessary to sustain Earth’s natural systems.
Earth’s rapid population growth has created an increased demand for resources such as water, lumber, soil, and livestock. Stabilizing world population is crucial to preserving vital environmental resources.
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“Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity” by Lester R. Brown identifies and explains the factors contributing to the world’s shrinking food supply.