Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Cure for “Jaw Dropping” Population Decline

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By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International, August 3, 2020

For the past few decades, the world elite have been so obsessed with finding ways to stop world population growth, that they seem never to have seriously considered what would happen if they succeeded. Well, if a new report is to be trusted, we’re all about to find out – a lot sooner than many previous predictions led us to believe.

According to a new study published in The Lancetthe world is about to experience what one of the study’s authors described as a “jaw-dropping” decrease in population. According to the researchers, the global population is likely to peak at around 9.7 billion in 2064, and thereafter begin to rapidly decline to 8.79 billion by 2100.

These projections are starkly different from the official UN ones, which projected a peak in population of 11.2 billion at around 2100. Among the many stunning predictions by the authors, is that unless there is a dramatic reversal in fertility trends, 23 nations, including Spain, Japan and Thailand, are likely to see their populations be cut in half by 2100. The authors also estimate that 151 nations by the year 2050 will have a birth rate that is below replacement level (about 2.1 children born per woman). …

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