Only due to overpopulation in the third world.
The trend in developed nations is upwards in IQ every year.
This is largely due to better nutrition and less childhood disease leading to larger and smarter people on average.
In the USA the trend is upwards.
I have read the same thing. But my nonscientific sense is that our culture is getting dumber each year. Just look at TV and newspapers. Newspapers were written for 12th graders 25 years ago. Now, they are aiming a few grades lower. So my conclusion, again nonscientific, is that the uptick in IQs is due to a raising of the left hand side of the curve.
And Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
Teens texting while crossing the street thins out a few.
you are a bit behind the times. The population growth is down in most countries, even in “religious” ones like Iran and the Philippines, and the obesity index is up.
Even Africa is getting cellphones, and the Chinese are teaching them to grow high tech food that the US/European “Greenies” opposed for being too complex for their little minds to figure out how to plant. You heard of the “Asian Tigers”? well, look up African “cheetah” index...
But the greenies in the US are still in the Erhlich Population bomb mindset, and they run the press, so you might not know about it (unless you live overseas).