Overpopulation is one of the most pressing problems of our time. And this population problem has spread to our cities and small towns across the United States and beyond.
The cause of population growth can be traced back to our basic ignorance of technology, our desire to live in smaller more manageable spaces, and our belief that as long as we don’t waste too much energy, we can continue to exist on earth. Although we may think that we are “settling down,” what we really want is to move to a different planet.
The majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas. A large percentage of the world’s population lives in urban areas with over half of that population living in cities with a population above two million.
In fact, according to UN statistics, the number of people that live in urban areas has increased by almost a third since 1960. And this trend shows no sign of slowing down.
The population growth is going to continue to increase as modern world leaders refuse to recognize that the use of fossil fuels is no longer adequate for the needs of the growing population. Environmentalists are even more adamant that the use of fossil fuels is unsustainable because it will lead to a massive extinction of the human species within a few decades.
The idea of having enough food to save world starvation is being seriously considered by global government officials. This means that there will be a massive investment in new farming technologies, urban planning and agriculture design, and in all other ways we need to change to be able to cope with the demands of a growing population.
It is simply unrealistic to think that we can keep the industrial system of our cities running without putting a lot of pressure on the water supply, with disastrous results for the cities and for us. It is imperative that we start to change the way that we live and begin to live a more environmentally conscious life, to use less energy and not waste as much of it.
Urban Agriculture – Growing organic vegetables for all the people is not that difficult, as you can do it in your own back yard or farm. If you live in a town or neighborhood and you don’t have access to an urban farm, you can go to your local grocery store and pick up some organic produce from their garden center.
Urban Agriculture should become one of the major goals of every urban planner and government departments. It is a big part of solving the problems of pollution and overpopulation.Tweet
Recycling – we all love recycling and its benefits, but to do so on a massive scale is quite unrealistic. This is where the main role of the urban agriculture comes in.
Waste Management – The industrial revolution and the urbanization of our societies has lead to a massive increase in the quantity of waste produced. This waste includes food products, prescription medications, household items, computers, TVs, cars, etc.