Climate Change is here with us and this can be attributed to environmental degradation, especially reduction in forest cover. More people are encroaching on forests in search of agricultural land and shelter. Unless we manage population there will always be human encroachment on our forests. Environmental degradation happens when people destroy forests in order to etch a living. In the urban areas many people live in slums due to shortage in housing, sometimes with no sanitation facilities leading to environmental pollution. If we manage the numbers and give our people the opportunity to be empowered economically, they can live in better conditions and reduce environmental degradation.