Human overpopulation is a condition in which the number of people in a group exceeds the capacity of the region occupied by them. This is a real issue we’re facing nowadays, and it is caused by numerous factors, such as medical advances or reduced mortality rates.
Due to the rapid increase in human population, experts are concerned because the planet may not be able to sustain present or future numbers of inhabitants. In this post, we’ll show you some really shocking pictures of human overpopulation and its consequences.
This is not a motorcycle race
Judging by this picture, it seems as if this were a motorcycle race, but sadly, this is what a regular day in China looks like. This is the most populous country in the world with 1,382,300,000 inhabitants!
Getting on a train in Indonesia can be quite hard, just look at this picture! This country has a population of 260,460,499 inhabitants; the photograph was taken at a train station in West Java, Indonesia, where more than 500,000 people use the train every day.
Effects on nature
Overpopulation is the most serious environmental issue, according to planetsave.com, “As the population grows, there is more demand for certain plants: trees for paper, food, plant fibers for clothing, etc. We thought the solution was to simply re-plant whatever we consume. This has led to problems, however, in biodiversity. Because many of the plants and crops we sow are of the same age and genetic makeup, they are more susceptible to problems from disease and pests.”