Population in Mexico City Essay

763 Words May 15th, 2013 4 Pages
Effects of over population in Mexico City
There are parts of the world that have an alarming overpopulation rate, one of these locations is
Mexico city which is located in the Federal District, Capital of the Country of Mexico.
Mexico City's enormous population continues to rapidly increase every day. With approximately 20 million residents; up from 9 million only 20 years ago, Mexico City is considered the most populous urban center on earth. There are many people in the country of

Mexico who move to Mexico city because they feel that there are better life and employment

opportunities there, however there are also hundreds of people that are born there every year

and these factors contribute even more to its
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The less space people have to live in, the harder it is for them to get along.
People find themselves competing for space as well as food, water and air! This makes people’s behavior more hostile in their environment. Mexico city has a high crime rate and these city civilians are stereotyped as being people with a high lack of respect for others. Since personal space is reduced, violence is more prevalent in the most highly populated areas. This behavior is probably due to aggression and anxiety brought on by a lack of personal space.
Overpopulation also leads to poverty, disease and famine as people desperately compete for jobs, food and shelter. As the earth's population continues to grow, it will be harder to feed people. Furthermore, Mexico as a whole country contains a majority of catholic religious believers which means that there is very little use of birth control. This causes for couples to have large number of children which only adds to the overpopulation dilemma in this city.
Consequently overcrowding also adds to the rate of poverty which essentially contributes to a lack of education.

Global warming seems to be linked to pollution of the air, and the seas are being polluted by oil spills and waste dumping. Fewer people would mean less pollution from cars, factories, planes and trains. Mankind has a responsibility to the planet, our own species and to

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