Demographers, who had been watching the exponential rise with alarm, now forecast that the population will peak below ten billionten gigapeoplenot long after 2050. Such a low forecast would have been unthinkable just two decades ago. Already, in developing countries, the number of children born per woman has fallen from six to three in 50 years. It will have reached replacement-level fertility (where deaths equal births) by 2035.
With good planning and a plague or two mankind could have the population back down to a comfy one Billion by 2200.
Best news in years.
To: Servant of the 9
It seems to me that a good culling eliminates 1/3 of a population. That seems to be the amount by which every successful plague decimates a civilization.
posted on 12/26/2005 9:34:46 PM PST
(The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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