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What goes up: are predictions of a population crisis wrong?

Changing fertility rates challenge dystopian visions and UN projections about the future of our overcrowded planet Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson, The Guardian Sun 27 Jan 2019 06.00 EST Last modified on Tue 29 Jan 2019 05.48 EST She is a well-educated, professional woman, working in an office tower in central Nairobi, Kenya. Because of her status and education, the price required to marry her...

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Americans aren’t making enough babies to replace ourselves

Jan. 9, 2019, 10:53 PM MST / Updated Jan. 10, 2019, 6:06 AM MST / NBC News By Linda Carroll and Shamard Charles, M.D. Americans are having fewer and fewer babies, a new government report finds. In fact, we now aren’t making enough babies to replace ourselves. For the population to reproduce itself at current numbers, the “total fertility rate” needs to be 2,100 births per 1,000 women of childbearing...

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What explains America’s mysterious baby bust?

The Economist – November 24, 2018 In some ways, the Atlantic Ocean seems unusually wide at the moment. Polls by the Pew Research Center show that western Europeans take an increasingly dim view of America, and not just its president. On the other side of the ocean, conservatives think that a clinching argument against universal health care is to call it European. Yet in other, more intimate,...

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Letter: Avoiding Climate Armageddon

By Steve Bannister For the Deseret News This has been a difficult year for those of us very concerned that our addiction to coal, natural gas and petroleum continues its assault on our local and global environments. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report on how we are failing to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Three days later Hurricane Michael struck...

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So Over Population [Part I and II]

Outside/In Radio, October 11, 2018 Overpopulation was one of the biggest environmental issues of the 60s and 70s, arguably bigger than saving the whales, planting trees, and acid rain. But then… it seemed to disappear from the conversation. That is until the release of the movie Avengers: Infinity War where the ultimate bad guy Thanos is motivated by one concern: overpopulation. Today, we’re talking...

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