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Author: UPEC Staff

All the people: what happens if humanity’s ranks start to shrink?

A recent article in the Lancet medical journal has been getting a lot of press for predicting that the global population will decline sooner than most experts predict — at 9.7 billion in 2064. But a) that’s still way too many people for this roasting planet and b) the authors are more optimistic about improvements in women’s education and access to birth control than many other demographers. You can read an excellent summary of the new study and the broader debates surrounding it, including some comments by UPEC’s own Derek Hoff, at:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/25/all-the-people-what-happens-if-humanitys-ranks-start-to-shrink

Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All – Roundtable Video

Steven Bannister presents a roundtable event at the Salt Lake City Public Library. Presenting “Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All” a White Paper by the Utah Population and Environment Council (UPEC). Providing a unique perspective on Utah’s declining fertility rate and future inevitable decline in population growth rates and how this correlates with a better quality of life for everyone.

You can read “Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All” here.

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