Help ATS with a contribution via PayPal:
learn more

Hans Rosling: Religions and babies. Forget peak oil, peak child has been reached.

page: 1

log in


posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:01 PM
Hans Rosling in his Ted Talk Religion and Babies.

Putting the nail in all the Over Population myths.

According to Hans the worlds population is heading toward stability at 10bill, and that we have reached a "peak" of the potential births at around 2 bil births a generation for growth, so that by 2100 the population will be stable at 10bil.

He goes on to say that Religion has nothing to do with birth rate and that the focus is on poverty as the cause of overwhelming births, which makes sense.

what I found interesting is how standardized the drop in birth rates are across the board, countries not near or related to each other have gone from having 7 kids to 2.

There could be something going on there beyond the statistics.

Anyway interesting vid suggest watching.

posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:32 PM
It's great to know that when looking at how much resources we have now we can look at 10 billion people throughout the future.

Question though, around the time it reaches 10billion is when nearly every country is first world? That would be great to know.

posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:37 PM
reply to post by Swamper

Hes seems to imply the way to get the Third world into the 2 children bracket is to Educate and get the Women into the work force.

If that raises them to first world status than bonus for eveyone involved.

posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:42 PM
I will have to wait to watch the video,but its pretty much what the UN have been saying from your description of the 10 billion leveling out of population.

That is of course assuming that we do not have some massive catastrophe along the way,which could radically alter the numbers of course.

posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:50 PM
Depopulation is a joke really,
There is far more resources on this planet that can last a planet of 10 billion many years. We just need to develop the proper technology.

We also have to drop the global financial situation, seeing as how the entire corporate/financial world is a giant tool for the elite to control and kill us off while securing resources for themselves. (aka, stealing them from other people, hence why so many in africa are poor).

We're just doing it wrong.
And by that i mean people are not taking action to change this.

If there weren't so many restrictions on inventions and science, then we would be a little farther along the technological chain. That is assuming that gov/corp are not hiding tech from us (they are). Lets say we had a device that could break down something into the purest form of matter, and reconstructed it into something that we can use.. Like being able to break down trash and create wood, or metal. Its possible, just need the research.

Abundance paradigm, we just need the technology released to the public. And to defeat corruption.
edit on 2/6/12 by AzureSky because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 01:07 PM
reply to post by AzureSky

As long as staples for living, food, water, energy, are run as a FOR profit business we will have "scarcity" and "over" population problems...

Growth requires responsible methods of growth, things would need to change, and Westerners need to mature enough to see that a "socialism" Approach to staples of life is not a bad thing.

Capitalism in luxury goods not in Necessities for living.

But again it would take a mature "globalized" out look on things that many fear, even hint at "global" government even in something as small as controlling the water supply and people will go nuts.

top topics

log in