What shall we do your ever increasing population?
Hi My Name is Sachin Khandelwal.
Population growth is a huge problem, contributing to numerous
environmental and health problems across the globe. More people
means that the planet's resources are stretched ever thinner,
leading to deforestation for farmland, urban overcrowding and the
spread of horrible diseases. The way to halt population growth is
simple on the surface---have fewer children---but the precise way
to achieve that has created a great deal of controversy.
A simple and direct means to encourage people to have fewer
children is through the use of government incentives: offering tax
breaks or similar methods provided families stop growing after
having two children. Governments can further encourage the trend by
funding education projects and ways to inform the populace about
the costs of raising more than a set number of children. According
to me, using the carrot instead of the stick, people will be more
inclined to choose to have smaller families.
Education in family planning---particularly among women---has
been linked statistically to reduced population growth.Improved
primary education also reduces infant mortality, which gives women
greater confidence in the survival of their children and reduces
their desire to have more.it also leads to improved quality of life
as parents become more aware of the options available to their
Birth control remains a controversial solution to the question
of population growth.Access to family planning and to condoms and
similar forms of birth control allows women to make more informed
choices, limiting the number of children they have and easing the
strain on global resources.