Uncrowded.org’s New Twist to Population & Family Planning

December 1, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

Uncrowded.org

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Between 2008 and 2011 studies showed that a substantial number of young people did not understand how having fewer children related to population growth, and did not feel that their having fewer children actually affected the environment.

Moreover, population growth is a collective action problem, and self-exacerbating. This means that people have little incentive to reduce their family size for the public good if others will not do the same, and it gets harder for people to cooperate and coordinate regarding family size the more people there are….

…If the average person alive today has between 1 and 2 children world population should stabilize and fall to a more sustainable 6 billion people, or even fewer, within the life of a child born today, or roughly 2100. If the average person alive today has between 2 and 3 children world population will continue to skyrocket to 11 or even16 billion people, or more, by 2100, or twice our current size. What is left of the natural world will largely be destroyed.

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Current World Population

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