Chapter 3

Raj illustrates the effect of an exploding population by highlighting conditions in current-day India.  He also presents interesting facts about this explosive worldwide growth with statistical charts.  The ever-growing population of Homo sapiens affects all aspects of the health of the planet and also affects our very essence as a species.  It is the primary cause of all the increasing problems of both our planet and our species—the shortage of water, food, and land, the increase in pollution, the greater need for sanitation, as well as behavioral impacts such as insensitivity, war and corruption.  In attempting to address these immensely complex issues we seem to have chosen not to recognize the underlying cause—human population explosion.