Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Human population and environment
Author(s): Shiv Kumar
Abstract: Due to huge number of human beings, drying of fossil fuels, overgrazing of pastures, increasing pollution parallel to industrial growth, reduction in the number of sea fish, larger ozone holes, global warming, rising sea level, famines etc. will create unrest and eventually make countries go to war. Thus, the increase in population is putting an unwanted pressure on nature and on limited natural resources. In this paper, to highlight this very alarming nature of environmental problems, some features of human population – density of population, life expectancy, rural-urban population, and urban poverty – are studied and tabulated with environmental issues. It is suggested that unless we do not control population the problem of environment cannot be solved. Thus, this is the need of the hour that we spread maximum awareness about environmental issues, guide people about the use of eco-friendly technologies and collectively promote sustainable use of natural resources for the sustaining of human life on this beautiful planet.