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originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
I would put forth a plan for 25% to be moved out to rural areas!
originally posted by: WilsonWilson
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
How could you take away their transport, they would still need to commute to the cities for their jobs, or would you provide free public transport?
originally posted by: RP2SticksOfDynamite
TPTB will never let the population get over 10 billion without a depopulation agenda in place to quell the numbers!
A somewhat more arcane milestone, meanwhile, generated no media coverage at all: It took humankind 13 years to add its 7 billionth. That’s longer than the 12 years it took to add the 6 billionth—the first time in human history that interval had grown. (The 2 billionth, 3 billionth, 4 billionth, and 5 billionth took 123, 33, 14, and 13 years, respectively.) In other words, the rate of global population growth has slowed.
And it’s expected to keep slowing.
Indeed, according to experts’ best estimates, the total population of Earth will stop growing within the lifespan of people alive today. And then it will fall.
This is a counterintuitive notion in the United States, where we’ve heard often and loudly that world population growth is a perilous and perhaps unavoidable threat to our future as a species.
: half the population of the world now lives in countries where those of childbearing age are having fewer than two children on average. That’s a development so significant that it’s worth saying again, in a different way.
The fertility rate of half the world is below replacement level.
We can’t be sure exactly when the world reached this tipping point, any more than we can be sure exactly what the total population is, but the UN stats indicate it came a little after we reached the seven billion.
If we wanted to be “symbolic” we could say it happened today.
...What is important is that we are now exactly in the middle of perhaps the greatest demographic change in recorded history.
.... Now, quite suddenly in relative terms, half the people of the world have decided not to multiply.
In Hong Kong, for example, a cohort of 1,000 women is now expected to give birth to just 547 daughters. If nothing changed, those 547 daughters would be succeeded by 299 daughters of their own, and so on. Extrapolating wildly, it would take only 25 generations for Hong Kong’s female population to shrink from 3.75m to just one. Given that Hong Kong’s average age of childbearing is 31.4 years, the territory would expect to see the birth of its last woman in the year 2798.
By the same unflinching logic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and Spain will not see out the next millennium. Even China has only 1,500 years left.
Which brings me to a disturbing reality I wish to share with you today. Like the inferences made from the data in Table 2,
this fact may appear, at first glance, to be counter-intuitive. I referred earlier in looking at Table 1 to the meagre global rates of annual population increases this century.
Birth-rates are falling all over the world in deeply entrenched trends rooted in the very nature of modern society.
A human depopulation time bomb is ticking.
Human population growth is decreasing at a rate which will imperil the global economy, destabilise some societies and ultimately threaten humanity’s prospects for survival.
...population growth for humanity is likely to turn negative around mid-century.
This means the world’s total population size would start to decrease in absolute terms.
If such a trend ever became irreversible, it would eventually lead to the extinction of the human race.
originally posted by: PizzaAnyday505
a reply to: network dude
If you are worried about overpopulation
Perhaps you should phone the government and volunteer to be the first to go
Make room for the rest of us
Just in case you can't tell I think your thread is very insensitive and crude