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  • The Problem with the ‘Science’ Behind Having Fewer Children for the Planet’s Sake

    07/17/2017 9:03:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rachel Lu
    Would you like to lose ten pounds of ugly fat? Great! Off with your head. This old chestnut came to mind as I was perusing the now-infamous new study from Lund University’s child-averse climate scientists, advising people to save the planet by giving up their cars, avoiding air travel, becoming vegetarians, and having fewer kids. The study got rave reviews from the Guardian and Jill Filipovic, perhaps because the last item is really the primary thing. It turns out that hamburgers and SUVs are smallish indulgences next to that gurgling bundle of CO2-emitting joy. The study’s authors, Seth Wynes...
  • One billion people will be added to the world's population by 2030 and India will [tr]

    06/22/2017 6:19:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    The world's population will grow by a billion people in the next 13 years and will be almost 10billion by the time we reach 2050, the United Nations predicts. The current population of 7.6billion is expected to balloon in the coming decade, driven largely by high birth rates in Africa, according to a new UN report. India will surpass China as the most crowded inside the next seven years, while Nigeria will overtake the United States and become the world's third most populous country shortly before 2050, research suggests.
  • UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

    06/21/2017 9:52:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 21, 2017 11:04 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division forecasts that the current world population of nearly 7.6 billion will increase to 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. It said roughly 83 million people are added to the world’s population every year and the upward trend is expected to continue even with...
  • India's Population Already Overtaken China's: Chinese Demographer

    05/31/2017 10:31:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    IndiaToday ^ | 5/23 | Ananth Krishnan
    According to the demographer's numbers, India is now the world's most populous country, overtaking China five years ahead of forecasts.hina's population may be smaller than the official 1.37 billion figure and closer to around 1.29 billion people - less than India's population - according to an independent Chinese demographer. "China's real population may have been about 1.29 billion last year, 90 million fewer people than the official figure released by the National Bureau of Statistics," the South China Morning Post quoted Yi Fuxian, a scholar and demographer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as saying at a seminar in Peking University...
  • Baby dearth: why rich societies like Hong Kong are committing demographic suicide

    05/21/2017 9:37:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 05/21/2017 | N. Balakrishnan
    As a newly married man in Singapore many years ago, my hairdresser once asked me when my wife and I were going to have our first child. I replied, like many people do even today, that it was too expensive to have a child and to bring one up. He said that people who were earning a fraction of what we were and living in a one-room flat were still able to have two children and bring them up, and so could we. It is a truism that we put up with hardships to do things we want to do...
  • The Eternal Return of Overpopulation - Getting the cause of high fertility backwards.

    10/19/2010 6:43:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Reason ^ | October 19, 2010 | Ronald Bailey
    Overpopulation panic is back. Concerns about a world too full of “filthy human children” motivated eco-terrorist James Lee when he held employees of the Discovery Channel hostage at gunpoint in September. But the deranged Lee is far from alone when it comes to worrying about overpopulation. The May-June cover of the progressive magazine Mother Jones asked, “Who’s to Blame for the Population Crisis?” British journalist Matthew Parris wrote an op-ed in September in the London Times asserting, “If you want to save the planet, stop breeding.” Parris further coyly suggested that we study “China’s example, for lessons good and bad.”...
  • Fear of Too Many Babies is Hard to Bear - Mark Steyn

    10/22/2006 2:30:56 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 116 replies · 3,429+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 22, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    Fear of Too Many Babies is Hard to Bear October 22, 2006 BY MARK STEYN Sun-Times Columnist Last Tuesday morning, in a maternity ward somewhere in the United States, the 300 millionth American arrived. He or she got a marginally warmer welcome than Mark Foley turning up to hand out the prizes at junior high. One could have predicted the appalled editorials from European newspapers aghast at yet another addition to the swollen cohort of excess Americans consuming ever more of the planet's dwindling resources. And, when Canada's National Post announced "'Frightening' Surge Brings US To 300m People," you can...
  • Mom furious after daughter implanted with dangerous contraception on school trip

    04/16/2017 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 12, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    TULSA, Oklahoma, April 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An Oklahoma mother allowed her daughter to go on an educational field trip only to have her return with a three-year chemical contraceptive implant inside her arm. Langston Hughes Academy hosts an annual sex-ed class by Youth Services of Tulsa. When Miracle Foster's daughter wanted to learn more, she allowed her to visit the clinic. But Youth Services of Tulsa is part of the Tulsa Area Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative, whose PregNOT program began in 2010 with $1.5 million in tax funding from the Obama Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health....
  • A massive shift in the world population, captured in one animated graphic

    03/31/2017 1:23:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 29 March 2017 | Shawn Langlois
    After a steady surge in global population over the past century, growth rates have been falling around the world. In fact, in some regions — most notably in parts of Europe and Asia — there’s been hardly any growth at all. And even some declines. There’s one massive outlier, however. Africa’s population is growing by more than 2% annually, while Asia, which saw similar growth rates decades ago, has slowed to less than 1%, according to figures from the United Nations. Clearly, Africa is closing the gap in a hurry on the world’s most populated region, as KPMG researcher Simon...
  • COOK COUNTY HAS LARGEST POPULATION LOSS OF ANY COUNTY IN THE U.S.

    03/23/2017 5:46:12 PM PDT · by 198ml · 40 replies
    Illoinois Policy Institute ^ | 3/23/17 | Michael Lucci
    Cook County lost more population than any other county in the United States from July 2015 to July 2016, according to a new data release from the U.S. Census Bureau. Cook County shrank by 21,324 people. The county had more births than deaths and gained 18,434 people from international immigration. However, Cook County had a net loss of 66,244 people to other parts of the United States, which more than offset the components of population growth.
  • Maricopa County Added Over 222 People Per Day in 2016, More Than Any Other County

    03/23/2017 8:57:27 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 20 replies
    US Census Bureau ^ | March 23, 2017 | US Census Bureau
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 Maricopa County Added Over 222 People Per Day in 2016, More Than Any Other County March 23, 2017 Maricopa County, Ariz., replaced Harris County, Texas, as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. Harris County was the largest numeric gainer for eight years in a row. Maricopa County gained 81,360 people between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, or about 222 people per day, while the nation's second-largest population gainer, Harris County, gained 56,587 people, or about 155 people per day...
  • With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

    02/13/2017 10:16:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | February 13, 2017 | Jim Malewitz and Brandon Formby
    More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned. Texans voted in 2015 to boost funding for state’s public roadways and bridges, which have strained under the state’s growing population. Proposition 7 — loudly cheered by top Texas leaders and supported by 83 percent of voters — changed the state constitution to route some taxes collected on car sales to the State Highway Fund. But in an unusually tightfisted legislative session, some Texas lawmakers are...
  • These eight US states have shrunk in 2016

    01/16/2017 11:55:05 AM PST · by fwdude · 71 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Shannon Roberts
    New York, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois, and West Virginia all experienced shrinking populations in 2015-2016 according to figures recently released by the United States Census Bureau. This was in part due to internal migration by people seeking new employment opportunities, warmer weather or retirement in other states. Despite some states benefitting from migration and higher birth rates (Utah was the fastest growing state with a 2 percent gain), the overall growth rate of the United States population reached its lowest point since the Depression era. The annual growth rate of below 0.7 per cent was the lowest since...
  • PA CBS: Jewish, Arab populations to be equal in a year

    12/29/2016 5:22:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/16
    The Palestinian Authority's Central Bureau of Statistics says the number of Jews and Arabs will be equal in "historical Palestine" - the area between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea - by the end of 2017, according to Kol Yisrael government radio. The bureau's forecast is based on an estimated three million Arabs in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, nearly two million in Gaza and 1.5 million within the 1949 Armistice Line....
  • Illinois losing 1 resident every 4.6 minutes

    12/21/2016 5:56:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 81 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | Dec 20, 2016 | Michael Lucci
    Illinois losing 1 resident every 4.6 minutes, could fall behind Pennsylvania in population Jobs + Growth / Article December 20, 2016 Illinois has record loss of 114,000 residents to other states in 2016 as population shrinks by 37,500. Imagine the entire population of Peoria, Illinois’ seventh-largest city, all picking up and moving across state lines in one year, never to work, pay taxes or create jobs in Illinois again. That’s equivalent to what happened to Illinois over the past year: New migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that from July 2015 to July 2016, Illinois lost 114,000 people,...
  • Top 5 Biggest Road Construction Projects In DFW

    11/29/2016 1:03:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | November 1, 2016 | Brian New
    NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – It is nearly impossible these days in North Texas to avoid road construction projects. While billions of dollars are being pumped into the roadway system, TxDOT said it still can’t keep up with the growth. “There are a thousand people moving a day to Texas and we’ve (North Texas) got most of them,” said TxDOT Dallas spokesperson Donna Huerta. “We can’t keep up with that kind of demand, but what we can do is take what we have and make it better.” With a new approach allowing contractors to design and build a project simultaneously, TxDOT...
  • An ugly day of american diplomacy

    05/03/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | benny avni
    The State Department painted it as an elegant way out of a ballooning crisis involving Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng — but by day’s end, it looked like a disgraceful performance by US diplomats. Initial reports had Chen so pleased by the deal that he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “I want to kiss you.” The agreement Clinton negotiated with Beijing yesterday supposedly allowed Cheng to stay in China and get medical attention, with the authorities guaranteeing his future safety. But things started unraveling just hours after the compromise was inked. First, while State claims Chen never wanted to leave...
  • More than 40 per cent of Japan's adult singles are virgins, says study

    09/17/2016 3:21:38 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 92 replies
    Telegraph News (U.K.) ^ | September 17, 2016 | Telegraph Foreigh Staff
    Miss Japan (Miss World Pageant i2016 in Tokyo) More than forty per cent of young singletons in Japan are virgins, according to a new study that highlights concerns about the country's demographic challenges. Japan already suffers from the world's oldest population and a shrinking birthrate, with the government struggling to incentivise marriage and parenthood. Now a survey of unmarried people aged 18 to 34 found that around 42 per cent of men and 44.2 per cent of single women had never had sex. The study is carried out by Japan's National Institute of Population and Social Security every five...
  • Births: Preliminary Data for 2015

    06/06/2016 8:30:16 PM PDT · by oblomov · 29 replies
    HHS CDC, National Vital Statistics System ^ | 2 Jun 2016 | Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D., Joyce A. Martin, M.P.H., and Michelle J.K. Osterman, M.H.S.
    Objectives—This report presents preliminary 2015 data on U.S. statistics offices in 2015. Comparisons are made with final 2014 data births. Births are shown by age and race and Hispanic origin of mother. Data on marital status, cesarean delivery, preterm births, and low birthweight are also presented. Results—The 2015 preliminary number of U.S. births was 3,977,745, down slightly (less than 1%) from 2014. For the three largest race and Hispanic origin groups in the United States, the number of births decreased for non-Hispanic white women, increased for Hispanic women, and were essentially unchanged for non-Hispanic black women in 2015. The general...
  • The precise number of Jews in the 'West Bank'

    06/04/2016 3:44:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/16 | Boruch Gordon
    The annual statistics on the precise number of Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank) have been released by former Knesset Member Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz. Based on the Population Registry of Israel's Interior Ministry, there are 406,302 Jews in Judea and Samaria as of December 31, 2015. As clearly stated in the report, the statistics do not include eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem (e.g. Pisgat Zeev, Ramat Shlomo, Ramot, Gilo, Ramat Eshkol, etc.) which are technically part of the West Bank and are home to another approximately 360,000 Jews. In the special English report released today, the Jewish...