The Coming Population Bust

Contrary to what the United Nations and the world’s elite have been preaching for decades, we are not overbreeding the earth’s resources.

Just two years ago Warren Sanderson, professor of economics and history at State University of New York at Stonybrook, said that the World’s population had doubled over the past 50 years, sparking fears that we would “breed ourselves out of existence. ”  However, a new study now predicts that our population will peak in 2070 at around 9 billion people then slowly begin a permanent decline.

The UN however is choosing to ignore the new study. How else could they justify Agenda 2030, the murder of 1.72 billion unborn children,  and world domination?

Between 2010 and 2011, the U.S. population increased by only 0.7% percent, after averaging 0.9% growth each year from 2000 through 2010.  From 2010 to 2011 the U.S. added only 2.3 million people compared with 2.9 million from 2005 to 2006, just five years earlier.  Since the legalization of the murder of unborn children in 1973, the U.S. has murdered 58.6 million children for an average of 1.3 million a year.

South Korea and Japan are headed down the same road to demographic catastrophe as the U.S.  Even more ominously, similar trends are emerging in the developing world. By the middle of this century, Brazil, Indonesia, China, and even India will begin to see their populations decline.

Abortion isn’t the only issue confused by “zombie arguments.” There’s a whole host of “should-be-dead-by-now” ideas having to do with so-called “overpopulation.” I say “so-called” because virtually every dire prediction Paul Ehrlich made fifty years ago in his book “The Population Bomb” was wrong. Spectacularly wrong, in fact. Yet Ehrlich’s ideas remain an article of faith among many—and I mean that literally.

Population decline is going to be a nasty shock, especially in the economic realm in the U.S.  With the Social Security Trust Fund (on paper only)  exhausting faster than expected,  retirees are facing the reality that their retirement rests on fewer and fewer taxpayers.   Between 1945 and 1965, the decline in worker-to-beneficiary ratios went from 41 to 4 workers per beneficiary.  Today there are just 2.9 workers per retiree, and this amount is expected to drop to two workers per retiree by 2030.    Ideally, there should be about six workers for every retiree. Today there are more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of five.

Since the early 1800s,  doomsayers have gloomily predicted that mankind would outbreed its food supply, resulting in catastrophic famines.  Yet the world currently produces enough food to feed 10 billion people, and there are only 7 billion of us. That is, with 7 billion human minds at work, we produce enough food for 10 billion human bodies.  Imagine how much food we can produce with 10 billion minds! Yes there are hungry people in this world but famines are not natural phenomena, they are catastrophic political failures.

The earth is awash in water.  Oceans cover 70% of the planet’s surface to an average depth of 6,000 feet.  That’s why the earth looks blue from space.  You cannot use up or destroy water; you can only change its state, from liquid to solid or gas or contaminate it so that it is undrinkable.  Since 1900, freshwater withdrawals, i.e. production of usable water, have increased much faster than the human population has increased. Freshwater withdrawals have increased seven-fold since 1900 while the world population has increased only four-fold, suggesting that our ability to access fresh water  increases faster than population growth.

Underpopulation results in a lower standard of living as a result of inadequate labor force that would have boost output and production of goods and services. A shortage of labor results in low investments and income along with an underutilization of resources. In addition low population means less people to defend the country in times of war. T

Yet despite these realities, the myth of “overpopulation” refuses to die. Efforts to combat fertility and population growth, whether governmental policies or cultural incentives, are terrible ideas that threaten to make victims of us all.

Source:  Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline” by Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson; Debunking the Myth of Overpopulation, by Anne Roback Morse and Steven W. Mosher

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