August 26, 2021 at 10:54 pm #221169
I think a mixed message her that could be mis-interpreted.
Of course, women in undeveloped countries should be given the facilities and products to access control of their own reproduction. The empowerment of females has been one of the reasons that family sizes and fertility rates are falling.
However, the implication that population is related to the environmental emergency is something that shouldn’t be inferred by the call for funding from the climate change funds.July 5, 2022 at 12:04 am #231068
“…the population of England and Wales is at an all-time high of nearly 60 million. But look more closely, and you’ll see that all the gains are in the 70-74 age bracket, closely followed by the over-90s. The birthrate is dropping off…
What to do, then, to spur “our own” into reproductive action?
A call for a “negative child benefit”, which is childless couples paying more taxSeptember 25, 2022 at 3:43 pm #233633
A welcome criticism of neo-Mathusians
Seibert and Rees produced a bad faith argument about the inability of technology to support a larger population in order to buttress their conclusion that we need to limit the fertility of people in the global south.
There is a near consensus among the scientists who study the subject that there are technical pathways to a world where 10 billion people can live well and stay within the biophysical limits of the planet’s environmental systems.November 15, 2022 at 2:20 am #236204
We are now 8 billion todayNovember 15, 2022 at 11:16 am #236223
Low Sperm Count
“They are also a huge problem for society in the next 50-odd years as less and less young people will be around to work and support the increasing bulge of elderly folk.”January 17, 2023 at 7:12 am #239250
China’s population has fallen for the first time in 60 years, with the national birth rate hitting a record low – 6.77 births per 1,000 people.
Deaths also outnumbered births for the first time last year.
“The high youth unemployment rate and weaknesses in income expectations could delay marriage and childbirth plans further, dragging down the number of newborns,”January 23, 2023 at 3:43 pm #239443
“Japan is standing on the verge of whether we can continue to function as a society,” Japan’s prime minister Kishida said.
28% of people aged over 65
800,000 births last year. In the 1970s, that figure was more than two million.
By 2050, it could lose a fifth of its current population.
In 2020, researchers projected Japan’s population to fall from a peak of 128 million in 2017 to less than 53 million by the end of the century. The population is currently just under 125 million
If you want to see what happens to a country that rejects immigration as a solution to falling fertility, Japan is a good place to start.
Real wages haven’t grown here in 30 years. Incomes in South Korea and Taiwan have caught up and even overtaken Japan.January 23, 2023 at 5:17 pm #239444
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