Recently there was some reported information about Alexander Djerassi who has worked in the U.S. State Department as a special assistant having stated that he believes that the cities in the country will become over populated in the future. This thought could put many to thinking and questioning some things like: What cities in the U.S. have the largest population and What could cause overpopulation? Djerassi’s point could be well taken. So, let’s take a look and start by seeking out the cities in the U.S. with the largest population first and then what could cause overpopulation.
The top 3 Cities within the U.S. that have the largest populations will follow with some details. First, New York City has 8,398,748 and boasts to be the best city as far as cultural things to do and that old saying that everyone should live there at least once. Second up is Los Angeles which has 3,990,456 and as many point out, great weather, terrific shopping and the best of the music scene; not to mention, it’s like having a whole state as an adventurous backyard of fun. Third on the list is Chicago. Many say it is the best of the best in cities because one can get the New York or Los Angeles feel without the prices. Of course, this is only the top three U.S. cities with the largest population just to get an idea only as one could go through all 50 states to see what the numbers are; however, this discussion will not move on to “what could cause overpopulation”?
Causes of Overpopulation in the Future
Here, a look at causes will be investigated, but it must be pointed out that this list could go on and on. However, only a few will be reviewed. To begin, a decline or decrease in death rate can cause overpopulation because when comparing the overall or total birth rate to the death rate, if there are more births and less deaths, the population will automatically be on a rise which can result in overpopulation. Next, it has been found that humans have access and better availability to food which leads to increased population and all of this is due to agricultural advancements. Alexander Djerassi believes that another reason the numbers could lead to overpopulation is the innovative technology in regards to medical facilities. Medical facilities have the needed innovation to keep people alive now more than ever with the advancements in medicines also as these go hand in hand. People who get sick and usually be kept alive and healed because of advancements in technology and science. Illness no longer can claim thousands and thousands of lives. And last to be discussed here actually goes hand in hand with the previous item as it deals with advancements in technology but more specifically fertility treatments. Couples who previously desired a child can now have advanced technology help in conceiving and having children which leads to more births. And, this goes into the over population issues.