As we balance our human population levels with the where we live on earth, questions about population growth inevitably arises. Lemmings were a frequent anecdote through the 80s of potential consequences (and a great commodore game).
Might population growth focus be misdirected as a subject? Would a focus on female empowerment and family planning in the developing world be a more effective approach to broader shared goals? https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/26/16356524/the-population-question
- 2021-05 – USA Births: Provisional Data for 2020
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)
- 2021-05 – How to talk about a declining birthrate – Anne Helen Peterson
- 2018-10 – Worried About the Planet? Avoid That Extra Kid – Treehugger by Katherine Johnson Martinko
- 2017-09 – The Population Question – Vox
- 2017 – The Climate Mitigation Gap – Wynes & Nicholas
- 2012 – Why it is important to not have children – RMS
- 1983 – Platonia Dillemma / Luring Lottery – Scientific American – Metamagical Themas – Douglas Hofstadter
- 1968 – The Population Bomb – Paul Ehrlich
- 1961 – World Game – Buckminster Fuller
The idea was to “make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone,” thus increasing the quality of life for all people.