[extropy-chat] [SALT] The DEpopulation Problem, this Friday (for forwarding)
pharos at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 14:15:26 UTC 2004
On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:40:57 +0200, Patrick Wilken wrote:
> How reliable are these statistics? I thought population GLOBALLY was
> still going up, even if we in the West generally don't have children
> anymore. I thought even in the USA there was still positive population
> growth. Am I misremembering all those figures.
> This seems a little like hype to sell a book. Am I wrong?
> best, patrick
These projections come from the U.S. Census Bureau and are pretty reliable.
And yes, the USA is projected to increase in population. They don't
really know why the US is different. Suggestions??
See my post of 4th August on this subject, where I commented -
Looks like the US just has to continue as normal and wait for
the rest of the world to dwindle away over the next 50 years.
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