Overpopulation: Cause and effect

Overpopulation is an issue that requires careful consideration and understanding. The problem of overpopulation is not merely about the unsustainable number of people on the planet — it is also about the attitudes and behaviors of those many billions. It is about a situation in which the Earth cannot regenerate the resources used by humanity each year. 

Fully understanding what overpopulation is requires an informed understanding of its causes and effects.

Please download our free infographic to gain greater insight into the causes and effects of overpopulation. Learn about how:

  • Gender equality for women and girls is essential to create a more sustainable world.
  • Girls’ education deters population growth.
  • Overpopulation impacts the world’s resources and the environment.

Download the infographic and discover the real causes and effects of overpopulation. 

"Both beautiful wanted children and the planet benefit from thoughtful family planning."
- A Population Media Center donor