Lancet study: Fertility is plummeting globally, with over half of countries below replacement level

Lancet study: Fertility is plummeting globally, with over half of countries below replacement level


Biologist Paul Ehrlich, 91, and other de-populationists have long concern-mongered about the planet having far too many human beings living on it. Their alarmist claims have proven as consequential as they have been wrong, inspiring the kind of disastrous policies taken up by the communist Chinese regime, which massacred hundreds of millions of babies as a result of its one-child policy.

It turns out the problem the species actually faces is not a population boom but rather a world-changing population crunch.

A graying world

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A new peer-reviewed study published in the Lancet recently revealed that fertility rates have declined in all countries and territories since 1950 and that “human civilization is rapidly converging on a sustained low-fertility reality.”

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