People require food, with more people requiring more food and less people requiring less food. Despite that self-evident relationship, most governments appear reluctant to accept the intimate link between the supplies of food and the numbers of people and continue calling for the further growth
of their populations.
Since the first Earth Day observed on 22 April 1970, world conditions have worsened greatly across three critically interrelated global dimensions that portend a disastrous future for life on planet Earth.
Twilight for the 1951 Refugee Convention
is becoming a 21st century reality for an increasing number of countries worldwide.
Planet Earth is increasingly being transformed into planet Plastics. Approximately 400,000,000
metric tons of plastics are produced worldwide annually. Those plastics amount to about 50 kilograms, or 110 pounds, every year for each of the 8 billion
human inhabitants living on the unfolding planet Plastics.
While more than a half century ago the Twist
was the craze in dance halls globally, today the Climate Change Shuffle is the craze in government halls and conference sites worldwide as officials dance around the dangers
of climate change.
With the unprecedented ageing
of populations worldwide, countries are struggling with the critical questions of who should be responsible
for caring for the old and what should be the extent of care provided to women and men in old age.
Demographic denialism is increasingly appearing in countries across the globe. Various government officials, politicians, business leaders, media commentators and others are blatantly denying demographic realities and likely future trends and advancing falsehoods.
Yes, it’s unequivocally true: Americans are the most likely to be in the jailhouse now. The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration both in terms of the total number of people in prisons and jails and the rate of prisoners per capita.
The ageing of human populations is an inescapable demographic future. That evolving and universal future is increasingly challenging governments and the public, who are by and large ill prepared for that certain future.
Many low fertility countries
are having future fertility fantasies. It’s time for them to end those fantasies and prepare for a future of below replacement
fertility with demographic ageing and without immigration declining populations.
With world population approaching 8 billion
humans, the demographic growth of nations is unfortunately largely ignored by governments whenever climate change is considered.
A possible solution to childcare needs is polygamy. Polygamy, the practice of having more than one spouse at the same time, was not against the laws in many countries in the past. For example, polygamy was made illegal in China in 1950, in France at the end of the 20th century, in the United States
near end of the 19th century and became a felony in the United Kingdom
at the start of the 17th century.
Illegal immigration is a 21st century crisis that will only worsen with the consequences of climate change
Probably no country is more closely associated with the hamburger than the United States. It’s fair to say that the hamburger is the country’s culinary icon
. It’s the most popular
fast food consumed and readily available from coast to coast.
Raise retirement ages!
That’s the simple, clear and unavoidable message that economics
are sending to governments around the world.
Results from the 2020 population censuses in the United States
recently made headlines. But rather than recognizing the social, economic and environmental benefits of slower rates of population growth for the U.S., China and the planet, much of the media stressed the downsides of slower growth and wrote about population collapse
, baby bust
and demographic decline
The demographic impact of the coronavirus one year after being declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 has been enormous. The picture that emerges is one of significant consequences on the levels and trends of the key components of demographic change: mortality, fertility and migration.
The world is in the midst of the Great Migration Clash, a bitter struggle between those who “want out
” of their countries and those who want others to “keep out
” of their countries. More than a billion
people would like to move permanently to another country and no less than a billion people say fewer or no immigrants
should be allowed to move into their countries.
While the end of life remains the inescapable fate of every man, woman and child, death can be delayed as has been demonstrated
repeatedly throughout human history. Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, a paramount objective is delaying death from Covid-19 for many millions of people across the globe.