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The World’s Population : One of Our Biggest Problems
The world population is the total number of humans currently living. It is growing by approximately 74 million people per year. Human overpopulation is one of the most pressing environmental problems that silently exacerbates global warming, environmental pollution, habitat loss, sixth mass extinction, intensive farming practices and limited natural resource consumption such as fresh water, arable land and fossil fuels, at speeds faster than their rate of regeneration. The rapid population growth is caused due to several factors such as early marriage, poverty, illiteracy and illegal migration from neighboring countries.