Tuesday, August 11, 2009
OVER POPULATION AND FOREST DEGRADATION
Thomas Malthus in 1798 perceived that the rate of childbirth were a lot speedier than mortality rate. He rationalized that if the human population carried on at the rate it is going, if it will remain unchecked, in next to no time there would be inadequate room and food for everyone according to millerandlevine.com. The magnitude of the human population has a propensity to amplify with time. Approximately 500 years ago, the human population started rising more briskly, but, only at the level of advances in technology, agriculture and industry. Nonetheless, intensity of escalation must not be sustained forever as the earth’s resources are limited according to the same authors. On the other hand, forests on earth as an important resource for the goods they supply, for the environmental roles they carry out are nonrenewable resources yet they are lost and gone to urbanization.