Is the rapid growth in human population good or bad?  Please give reasons for both.I'm participating in a debate tommorow at school about it and I want to see both sides of the argument to be...

Is the rapid growth in human population good or bad?  Please give reasons for both.

I'm participating in a debate tommorow at school about it and I want to see both sides of the argument to be prepared :D Thanks!

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It will be easier to argue that it's bad.  It's bad because it puts a lot more strain on the environment.  All those people using fossil fuels and taking up more land is not good for the environment. It can also cause political strains because there might be more conflicts over resources like water.

If you are going to argue that it's good, it's mainly because of what it shows about the world.  It shows that we are doing well in terms of being able to feed people and in terms of having good enough medical care to keep people alive.  But that doesn't really mean that it causes anything good, just that it shows that good things are happening.

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