IELTS Writing task 2 (Causes and Solution Essay)
The continued rise of words population is the greatest problem faced by humanity at the present time.
What are the causes of this continued rise?
Do you agree that it is the greatest problem faced by humanity?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience
Write at least 250 words.
The population of the world is increasing rapidly from the last few decades. As a result, the overall population is over 9 billion at present time, where only a decade ago this figure was about 7 billion. Undoubtedly, the gradual rise of the population is the most dangerous problem that humanity will ever face.
There are several reasons associated with continuous population growth. First of all, the lack of education is one of the main causes. From the statistics, we can easily notice that the growth rate is much higher in poor countries than the rich ones. In poor countries, peoples are not educated enough to understand the concept as well as the benefits of family planning. Additionally, some religious beliefs also affect the population rate. For example, in Islam family planning is prohibited, that’s why Muslims tend to have many children in their marriage life.
As the growth rate of the population is getting higher considerably, the number of concerns are also increasing with this. One of the most dangerous problems is the greenhouse effect; for example, peoples are cutting down trees to build shelters for themselves. Thus, the rate of carbon-di-oxide is increasing in the environment than oxygen and it is interrupting the balance of nature. Secondly, the crime rate is also increasing day by day in populated countries because the governments are unable to produce jobs for a large number of population. As a result, they get depressed and started to organize crimes to maintain their livelihood.
To conclude, I believe if you are able to control only the population growth rate, then we may be able to solve half of our problems. Surely it is the mother of all the problems that are not only affecting locally but also affects at the international level.