According to Everything Connects
According to Everything Connects, “Human overpopulation is among the most pressing environmental issues, silently aggravating the forces behind global warming, environmental pollution, habitat loss, the sixth mass extinction, intensive farming practices and the consumption of finite natural resources, such as fresh water, arable land and fossil fuels, at speeds faster than their rate of regeneration.”
Overpopulation in the Philippines
Based on the latest estimate of United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, the Philippine population is 106,512,074 as of July 1, 2018, which is 1.4% of the 7,632,819,325 total world population. The Philippines ranks 13th as the world’s most populated country (Worldometers). With a total land area of 342,353 km², the population density of the Philippines is 311.12 per square kilometer; meaning, there are 311 persons residing in every square kilometer of land.