Through his work with Population Media Center (PMC), Bill Ryerson has shined a spotlight on a number of concerns. Though knowledgeable about migration (immigration and emigration), Bill (William) Ryerson’s focus as president and founder of PMC is on population growth and the issues that surround it, such as gender equity, sexual education, and environmental protection.
Many consider population growth as contributing to a number of challenges. For example, consumption of resources tends to increase as populations rise. The general consensus is that higher reliance on fossil fuels could also lead to a number of environmental issues, such as climate change.
Some experts suggest it may also have an effect on the ecosystem, as population growth may stress existing developed areas to the point where they need to be expanded. This can lead to natural animal habitats being destroyed.
There are also a number of other difficulties that population growth is often cited as contributing to, such as higher levels of unemployment and costs of living due to imbalances in supply and demand.
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