what is rapid population growth?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
By the law of nature on any population species:
1) Any population which sustains a negative rate of growth will halve.
2) Any population which sustains a positive rate of growth will double.
The human population is now facing a rapid growth to an extent of population explosion, due to advances in medical science, our biotic potential has been tilted.
The dispersion rates per square mile on many part of the world has reached critical points.
This tilting has also shifted our trophic levels (food chains) in the ecosystem, the energy food chain from our primary producers - plants and photosynthetic bacteria which harness carbon and sun light into chemical energy for our needs has been interrupted.
The recent world food crisis was a warning shot, because since we celebrated on the eve of the new millennia with 6 billion people on Earth, another billion people had since joined our party by 2010 -- 6 billion in 1999 now 6.8 and by next year today 7 billion.
This is a direct proof by the law of nature for any species in recent years.
And again from a scientific evidence, since the millennia, our one world footprint uses the equivalent of 1.3 Planet Earth to provide the resources we need today, while our pH neutral water sources are depleting fast due to industry, food, and population growth, and is firmly locked in a vicious cycle of demand.
One world one dream same nightmare -- a research scientist in China said, while we have just manage our own population, the nightmare of the world just began.
- 1 decade ago
When the birth rates greatly exceed the death rates. Many people being born, and not as many dying. Leads to overpopulation.
- 1 decade ago
when people hump a lot