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Wed May 15, 2019, 09:57 AM

10. Births are declining everywhere.

Most developed countries' birth rates are below, some well below replacement rate.

I'm currently reading Empty Planet by Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson, which states that by the middle or end of this century births will be declining world wide, leading to world population decline. I don't think they foresee a complete population collapse with humans going extinct just for lack of babies, but that the decline is real.

There really are too many people on this planet. People may disagree about just how many the planet can sustain long term, but if numbers don't come down, humans will wind up killing off themselves and much life here. Perhaps, in the distant future, if some new intelligent species evolves, it will be sufficiently different as to not do the same terrible things we've done.

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