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By 2100, some see too many births, some too few


The United Nations’ population experts recently rocked the world by projecting the planet will be home to a larger-than-expected 10.1 billion people by 2100.

To some, the august body used statistical “magic” to arrive at this number. To others, the 10.1 billion figure is too low – a calamitous 15 billion people, they argue, is closer to the truth.

Welcome to the delicately calibrated and yet fractious world of long-term demography – where people draw fears of environmental and immigration catastrophes caused by too many babies or economic and cultural collapses caused by too few.

Read the full article in the Washington Times.

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