Hence Africa has to take note of this plus points associated with less number of population.
Even in India, we should endeavour hard to keep a check on the population - growth, though some couples have taken initiatives to contain the population with the adoption of family - planning techniques. But still, a lot has to done in this regard in order to avoid the unmanageable population.
Every country need to bring in policy in order to control the birth rate. Now its not always because of the population that we are deprived of facilities, the major role is of corruption. We cannot people to control birth but can educate them about various ways to deal with it.
Sex education, contraception, education and proper health care when met will help people understand the effects of over population and help in controlling the same.
“Each day provides its own gifts.” —Marcus Aurelius
No life without Sun
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
" We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Every country knows about the rapidly expanding population and its impact on the limited resources of the world. But the question is who will bite the bullet and tackle it head on? India cannot implement birth control. likewise, many countries cannot. The governments will topple and people would revolt.
So, in the long run, the end result is what has happened through the history of Earth. Like in doomsday predictions, Man and mankind would reach unsustainable critical mass and implode. After this in a few decades, the cycle would re-start.
India's population is 18% of the world population and we occupy 2.5% of world's land. So, we can assume what will be the pressure on our environment. It is high time to reduce the birth rate at any cost. We have to take hard decisions. All the facilities provided by the Govt to those people having more than one child to be withdrawn immediately. We should adopt one child policy for the next 20 years as followed by China.
This huge population can become blessing for us when it becomes disciplined, focused, educated and diverts itself to right direction. It is just matter of leading the population in right direction that can lead the whole nation to the higher stages.
"Words are precious, ought to be used wisely." - Umang Shah
On the other hand, India keeps crying over overpopulation. India makes big commitments about investing in natural resources, but forgets about investing in human resources, thus making overpopulation the biggest problem for herself and the world. India has about 60% quotas in educational institutions and government jobs. This means minorities have all the facilities and the poor general public has been left to die. That is why Indians prefer to go to foreign countries to learn and earn.
Similar is the case of Africa. Crying over overpopulation is not the solution but investment in human resources is the solution.
Knowledge is power.
There are machines available today which make water from air. Quite costly now but with mass production gets affordable.
There are over 10 developed countries that will incentivize women to produce babies. More children in your family, more benefits assured. They have an ageing population, and lesser replacement. They don't follow the over-population issue. Why?
China is not limiting to 1 child per family anymore across its people. They face problems enough to lift that rule.
If India is going to become an economic power it will be because of its huge (youth) population.
In any case, this over-population issue is always ignored by the evolution promoters. If according to evolutionary theory, fish moved onto land to find better life options, why would not humans evolve into something else to adjust? If those "aliens" we hear about are real, then you can obviously see they eat less; they are skinny all over except for their heads. Maybe it implies they use more brain/thought power a lot more than physical food, water resources.
Or according to the evolutionary theory, plants and trees realize they get more nutrients and water if they produce more, so they evolve to simply output more produce and improve their life quality.
The whole basis of evolution theory is to deny existence of God and our answerability to him.
There is also the global elite who want to reduce population of the earth to about 500 million. They are the ones who promote this over-population issue, besides spreading a whole lot of misinformation about many things while at the same time the masses of people are indebted/enslaved with unrealistic loans, high cost of education, medicare, etc. One can't have anything but politically correct views about everything as long as they are not free.
Do check around from alternate media about such things, and do not be tricked into becoming a zombie of sorts swallowing everything about population, natural resources, knowledge, medical field and so on pushed on you by the main stream media. Dig around and see if all you hear is true and then make conclusions.
I agree that huge mass of population can survive at subsistence level by effective utilization of natural resources. We should note that the difficulty in satisfying the basic needs at present level of consumption can be managed by proper planning. But, what about the increase in per capita consumption of resources? People always want to become more and more affluent. We are seeing that the increases in population and growing affluence have already resulted in rapid growth of energy production and consumption of resources. This trend will increase in future. We cannot stop people to become more affluent.This is the reason that increase in population is increasing the people below poverty line, and pressure on natural resources. Environmental effects such as air pollution and global warming are growing concerns now owing to the increase in consumption levels. We cannot slow down the consumption levels. Hence only option is reduce the population.