There is a theory out there that as populations of various nations start to live better, they are busy working and being more productive, and due to their economic middle-class status they stop having so many offspring or children. No, that doesn’t work in every culture, in some cultures the more money people have, the more children they feel entitled to, and therefore the more kids they procreate. Nevertheless for a good number of cultures this observation holds true. The United States for instance.
If you’re able to trace your genealogy, as I have, I noted that since my family had come to America they had 10 offspring per generation all the way until the 1940s, then they started having only two or three kids per generation. Why? Well, because they didn’t need all of those kids to help on the farm, and they’d entered a strong socioeconomic situation thanks to the abundance of America and the economic growth we have experienced.
On March 9, 2013 there was an article in the Wall Street Journal titled; “China Unveils Government Agency Shake-Up Proposal,” and then there was another article on March 11, 2013 titled; “Agency Move Hints at Shift In China One-Child Policy,” by Laurie Berkitt which stated that China will cancel its one-child policy, and that in 2012 China’s population was 1.339 Billion “which reflected an annual growth rate of 0.57% over the last decade. In the decade that ended in 2000, the growth rate was 1.07%.”
Not just China, what about all of Asia, India, Africa, Middle East, and most of South America? Even if those who are in the middle class in the first world countries stop having so many kids, what’s going to stop those in India from over procreation? It’s already happening all over Asia, they are running out of fresh water, fish, food, and their economies can’t seem to get out of first gear. Most of the emerging market economic growth has been from the United States buying low-cost products from these nations, and hyper inflating those markets due to the strong US dollar and printing of money.
It may well be that we will not be able to stop humans from over populating the planet, and they are well on their way to doing this. Many people will die when there are not enough resources or enough food, and as droughts become more prevalent due to groundwater being depleted – it is not going to be a pretty situation. We can obviously tell by reading Jared Diamond’s book “Collapse” that the future of human civilizations is predictable if they continue on this overpopulation venue. All I ask is that you please consider all this and think on it.