While most countries in the world have made the transition from high to low rates of deaths and births, many countries, largely in Africa, face the challenges of high fertility rates that are resulting in rapidly growing populations.
With climate change bringing about increasing numbers of human deaths
and untold suffering
, and rising economic, social, and environmental consequences
worldwide, it’s time for governments to take bold action to address the climate change emergency.
The 24 June decision
of United States Supreme Court to overturn the country’s nearly 50-year constitutional right of a woman to an abortion is being felt worldwide.
It is time for countries, especially those with slow growing
human populations, to welcome androids
, i.e., humanoid robots
with human-like appearance and behavior, including speech, sight, hearing, mobility, and artificial intelligence.
A world with open borders, as some
strongly advocate while others
insist on maintaining controlled borders, is an interesting exercise to consider given its potential consequences for nations, the planet's 8 billion human inhabitants, climate change, and the environment.
in the 21st century poses a serious dilemma for the world. Governments in virtually every region of the globe appear to be at a loss on how to address the two central dimensions of the dilemma.
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.