10/13/1999

World New York pointed me

Filed under:General — eric @ 12:56 pm

World New York pointed me to a fantastic article in the New Statesman. This article warns that we should not fear overpopulation, but instead underpopulation. Sounds strange, but even the UN, who has sounded all sorts of alarms this week, agrees that the world population will soon peak and then plummet. Not from famine, disease, and the “obvious” suspects, but from the fact that women’s rise in society has caused the world birth rate to drop drastically. In much of the industrial world, the birth rate is already too low to sustain current population levels. The developing world is showing the same trend. It’s a very interesting read, and it’s a viewpoint I hadn’t heard expressed before.

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