• Eight Billion Human Beings … And Counting. Don’t Believe the Anti-People Propaganda

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    Surge Summary: Earlier this month, it’s believed the eight billionth person was born on planet earth. Contrary to trendy opinion, this is not a bad thing. People have tremendous potential and can be a blessing.

    by The Ruth Institute

    World population hits 8 billion [November 15], according to the U.N. Population Division. “This is good news,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “The challenge of the 21st century will not be too many people, but too few.”

    “Doomsayers wail about over-population, unsustainable growth, and carbon footprints, but no one knows how many people this planet can comfortably hold. In 1968, Paul Ehrlich wrote The Population Bomb, forecasting worldwide starvation in the 1970s. At that time, the earth’s population was 3.5 billion.”

    “Not only have we not starved to death, but humanity is better fed, and has better housing and medical care than it did 54 years ago.”

    “Throughout history, population growth has led to more prosperity. More people invariably lead to more exploration, more development of resources, and new methods of industrial production and agriculture.”

    The real problem isn’t over-population but declining fertility.

    The worldwide fertility rate is 2.4 and falling. In the U.S. it’s 1.78, well below the replacement level of 2.1. By 2034, there will be more Americans over 65 than under 18.

    “That means more elderly in need of services, and fewer workers to pay for them. It will result in declining tax revenue and increasing expenditures for pensions and health care. Not to mention the simple lack of people in the workforce for essential services.”

    Morse reminded us: “Elon Musk was prophetic when he said, ‘If we don’t have more people, civilization is going to crumble.’”

    “Though the world receives its 8 billionth person today, due to worldwide declining fertility, the earth is headed toward Demographic Winter.”

    “Instead of bemoaning the arrival of Baby 8 Billion, the Ruth Institute celebrates,” Morse said. “Right now, the world needs all the people we can get.”

    Join the celebration by signing the Ruth Institute’s birthday card to Baby 8 Billion.

    Learn more about the dangers of falling fertility at The Ruth Institute’s Demographic Winter Resource Center.

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    Image: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; https://creativecommons.org/2017/01/24/platform-cooperatives-movement-helps-light-commons/people-power-mosaic/; 

    The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

    Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook Up World, and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.


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