“The world has a very serious problem, my friend’ Shiva went on. ‘Poor children still die by their millions. Westerners and the global rich — like me — live in post-scarcity society, while a billion people struggle to get enough to eat. And we’re pushing the planet towards a tipping point, where the corals die and the forests burn and life becomes much, much harder. We have the resources to solve those problems, even now, but politics and economics and nationalism all get in the way. If we could access all those minds, though…”
― Ramez Naam, Crux
Population defines the total number of human beings living in an area. Population helps us perform a variety of tasks such as estimate the amount of resources that may be consumed in a certain area. Population is a very important factor in today’s world because it effects not only unemployment and the medical industry, but also effects the agriculture as well as food industry. When the population of a country increases then all the crisis factors arises. Coming up to the food and agriculture crisis, we get to see that people do not get sufficient amount of food because the portion of land cultivable in a certain country is limited. There comes the issue of food shortage in a country and also the available food is given to the common people at a much higher rate than what the normal rate is. Coming to the medical industry we see that there are crisis of beds, medicines and other medical facilities. This is because any country with high population cannot cope up with any kind of disease on a large scale. Coming to COVID-19 we see that India faces a lack of beds, medicine and vaccination. It is not the fault of the Government, but the fault of India’s population. There are a limited number of hospitals as well as hospital rooms. A single room can only afford to place a particular number of beds. We also get to see that many doctors have stepped out from this fatal situation of patients. We also get to see that many patients who are in deadly conditions do not get sufficient amount of treatment which any citizen should get.
“The Civilized… murder their children by producing too many of them without being able to provide for their well-being. Morality or theories of false virtue stimulate them to manufacture cannon fodder, anthills of conscripts who are forced to sell themselves out of poverty. This improvident paternity is a false virtue, the selfishness of pleasure.”
― Charles Fourier
Even the employment sector is highly effected by the huge population of any country because we get to see that the number of seats in any company is limited. But if the applicants are huge, no company can give jobs to all of the large number of capable graduates. Even we get to see that after a particular age, some people lose their jobs. This is because companies try to hire freshers who have newly graduated from their respected colleges and they tend to remove their old employees and higher the new ones. This is due to high population, since otherwise there would be enough seats for a fresher to join even when there were seniors at the same job. Thus we see that in almost every sector of a human’s daily life large population can make a huge impact in a negative manner. The best step a Government can take is to ban the number of children in a particular family.