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Topics: population decline

Germany to shrink by 10 million people by 2050

In 2003, I was in middle school. I had just started to envision a future for myself—one that involved traveling. In high school I began to realize my dream: I went abroad and spent several days in Germany. I learned firsthand that Germany was an energetic country with a rich (if tumultuous) history. But I didn’t know back then that Germany was dying. No one told me that the Germany I visited in 2008 had …

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South Korea “Going Extinct”?

From South Korea comes a startling prediction that, if current population trends continue, the country will “go extinct” in 2750. The study, based on a computer simulation conducted by that country’s National Assembly Research Service (NARS), also identifies the culprit: not a high death rate or emigration rate, but one of the lowest fertility rates in the world. Of course, a world without South Koreans lies centuries in the future, and a lot can change …

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Map of Below-Replacement Fertility

This map is a great image to share on Facebook, or to use as an instructional tool in the classroom.   All countries in yellow have fertility rates that are below replacement fertility where replacement fertility is defined as 2.1 children per woman. For more information on replacement fertility, check out our video on stable populations.   *All fertility rates were downloaded from the UN Population Division. 

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Europe as We Know It is Dying

It’s happened before. Writing a century and a half before the birth of Christ, the Greek historian Polybius observed “nowadays all over Greece such a diminution in natality and in general manner such depopulation that the towns are deserted and the fields lie fallow. Although this country has not been ravaged by wars or epidemics, the cause of the harm is evident: by avarice or cowardice the people, if they marry, will not bring up …

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Demographics as the Grim Reaper

More and more countries are hearing the death knell of low birth rates. We live in an age unique in human history. Per capita incomes have never been higher, lifespans have never been longer, and people are better fed and educated than ever before. At the same time, birth rates have fallen to historically low levels. In fact, they have fallen to levels so low that they will extinguish whole populations unless something is done. …

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Steve Mosher Testifies on Population Decline in Eastern Europe at Senate Hearing

On Monday, May 20th, Steven W. Mosher testified on the impact of U.S. funded anti-natal programs before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Mosher is an internationally recognized authority on population issues, as well as an acclaimed author, speaker, and president of the Population Research Institute (PRI). Steve Mosher testified that, given the precipitous decline in the birthrates of Eastern European countries, all anti-natal programs funded by the United States should immediately be …

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UN Agency Calls for Population Reduction, PRI Responds

According to PRI President Steven Mosher, while the release pays lip service to human achievements, it also makes a veiled demand for more population control.

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Global Monitor

Ted Turner on Population and Global Warming Ted Turner, pro-abortion billionaire, has called for an international death sentence of humankind in order to reduce global warming. He even offered his answer to the “problem” of overpopulation; Ask people to voluntarily have only two children and increase global population control. With five children of his own, one can only wonder which three he would discard in his fantasy world. In an interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose, …

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