In Logan’s Run, a man named Logan tries to avoid death when the light in his hand starts blinking. The blinking tells the government “it’s your time to go” at age 30. Logan runs until he reaches outside of the protective dome of society and runs out. To many peoples surprise, Logan brings back a man who has lived over the age of 30. In Soylent Green, the year is 2022 and the world is overpopulated. People are running out of food. The government hands out Soylent Green on Tuesdays. Soylent Green is a green cracker substance made of “high energy plankton”. At the end of the movie, people figure out that the green crackers are made of people.
Today, the world population is 7,065,782,222 people living on Earth today, according to http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html on February 12, 2013. On the same site, the population of the U.S. is 315,317,263 on February 12, 2013. Research shows that from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013, the world population grew and will grow a massive 77,674,016 people. Everyday, about 300,000 babies are born compared to the estimated 150,000 deaths. That is a 2:1 ratio of births to deaths. The world population raises two people and then drops one person. This doesn’t even make a significant dent in the overpopulation. Even though it seems like the
With the growing population, limited resources will dwindle even more. In 2015, the estimated world population will hit 7,200,008,584 people living on this planet. Electricity will become more expensive and a luxury item. Oil and gasoline will be more expensive than it is today. If we keep the population at this skyrocketing point, soon even trees and animals might become a myth.
Everyday, about 300,000 babies are born compared to the estimated 150,000 deaths. That is a 2:1 ratio of births to deaths. The world population raises two people and then drops one person. This doesn’t even make a significant dent in the overpopulation.
Whatever choices we make today will affect all of us in the future. We all have to conserve and reduce the use of limited resources to the Earth. If we use all our fresh water or trees, it will surely come back at us in the future, such as no more water that doesn’t taste salty and no more oxygen that’s fresh. We might not survive if we keep all of this pollution going. I conclude that the resources we have are the only ones we have and if we use up all of our resources, the next generation of humans, animals, and of any other species won’t be able to survive on Earth and may have to move to another sustainable planet or die on Earth or on the way. Only our generation can change the world to improve it or destroy it.