Skip to comments.Fertility Rise for Richest - Boon or Trouble? (carbon credits for sterilization!)
Posted on 08/06/2009 10:59:27 AM PDT by reaganaut1
For decades, the conventional wisdom foreseeing an end to population growth has been based on evidence that as countries advance, the fertility rate - babies per mother - declines. A new study in Nature, focused on several dozen countries with the highest Human Development Index, or H.D.I., find they are seeing a rise in fertility.
Heres Natures summary of the paper, Advances in development reverse fertility declines, which is behind a subscription wall:
The increasing wealth of nations is accompanied by a fall in fertility, so that in many developed (and developing) nations, fertility rates have dropped below the replacement value of about 2.1 births per woman. This birth dearth, together with the aging of populations, presents many difficult social and political problems. But, based on new cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of the relationship between the total fertility rate and the human development index, Myrskylä et al. show that above a certain degree of economic development, fertility once again begins to rise, slowing the rate at which populations age. As a consequence, in contrast to the current popular and scientific debates, it seems likely that countries at the most advanced development stages will face a relatively stable population size, if not an increase in total population in cases where immigration is substantial.
Other researchers have recently focused on the outsize greenhouse-gas consequences of baby-making in rich places. Heres a related thought experiment: Recently, in tracking discussions of including forest conservation and climate-friendly farming practices in carbon-credit markets, I mused on whether family planning programs should be able to get into the carbon business. For that matter, if a young fertile couple chooses sterilization, should they get some carbon credit?
(Excerpt) Read more at dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com ...
global warming ping — carbon credits for sterilization
This seems like nature’s way of ending liberalism ....
self induced sterility
Pretty soon there’ll be a tax for children. It’s called a ‘legacy tax’. For each child you produce, it contributes 9,000 cubic tons of CO2.
Since liberals, at a significantly higher rate, would avail themselves of the opportunity, I support this. But only if both the potential mom and dad are permanently and irreversibly sterilized, with no option to adopt.
The reduction in Liberal population would be exponential. The other option is an Idiocracy. If you haven’t seen that movie, the underlying message is scary and quite possible.
Weren’t the Nazis were into sterilization too?
Carbon Cap Tax & Scam Ping ~ (POGW)
Part of the healthcare reform
will be population control for undesirables like conservatives and Christians.
See China for their model.
I see my kids growing up in Idiocracy.
It’s a crude and vulgar movie, something that I wouldn’t recommend to my church friends,
but I have to admit, it was funny and well done, and a glimpse into a VERY possible future.
Yes, very rude and crude bathroom humor, but if you can gut it out and look past that to the real message...well, that’s a scary future and I see us on that glide path right now. All you have to do is watch MSM news, reality shows, and the daily politial train wreck in DC. Interesting thing, it almost made it out of Hollywood until someone in a “powerful” position noticed that the movie attributed much of the future problems to them. Then it only opened in few theaters and quickly and quietly went to DVD. I accidently stumbled across it one day in Blockbuster.