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Population Expert Welcomes Declining Fertility Rates


Declining fertility rates throughout the world should be welcomed, said Sarah Harper, an expert on population change at the University of Oxford.

Her comments came in a report by The Guardian.

She maintained the focus on boosting population was outdated and possibly bad for women.

Women now have an average 2.4 children in their lifetime, according to statistics cited by the newspaper. But in North America, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Japan, that number is under two.

However, in some sections of the world it remains high. In Niger, for example, it is more than seven.

Harper noted that artificial intelligence, migration, and a healthier old age mean nations no longer needed booming populations to achieve growth and stability.

“This idea that you need lots and lots of people to defend your country and to grow your country economically — that is really old thinking,” she said.

And she added that improved family planning and declining infant mortality rates have led to declines in the fertility rates.

“A smaller number of highly educated people in the knowledge economy of Europe will vastly outweigh increasing our population because automation is going to take over many of the tasks,” Harper said.

“All the evidence is that if families, households, societies, countries have to deal with large numbers of dependents, it takes away resources that could be put into driving society, the economy etc.,” she added.

Her comments appear to echo a U.S. government report released in October.

“Overall, we saw continuing decreasing trends in total fertility,” said report author Danielle Ely, a health statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics.


16 Comments on "Population Expert Welcomes Declining Fertility Rates"

  1. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 27th Dec 2018 6:43 pm 

    Well, we added 83 million people this year to the planet.
    More than the population of Germany.

  2. yellowcanoe on Thu, 27th Dec 2018 8:22 pm 

    I wish our dumb ass Prime Minister would understand that we don’t need a high population growth rate.

  3. Cloggie on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 4:50 am 

    Sarah Harper, another Anglo globalist-feminist, who ignores/downplays the vast differences in fertility dispersed over the globe. The sort of differences that spell the end of the US as we know it and Europe second.

    Walk on, nothing to be seen, automation will come to the rescue, honest. Having children is bad for your health anyway.

    From the Guardian link:

    Harper pointed out that artificial intelligence, migration, and a healthier old age, meant countries no longer needed booming populations to hold their own.

    No worries! Migration will solve all problems!

  4. GetAVasectomyLoserLifeSuckAss on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 7:31 am 

    In Canada, according to 2016 census only 30.25% of the population claim to be of ancestral heritage.

    Canada is not a White nation anymore. It is a melting pot of SandNigger, Nigger, ugly mulatto mongrel and Eastern Europeans.

    White people of European Nordic heritage are now dying fast and going extinct fast. Same for Germany, France and UK. It is not White people that will suffer the most from peak oil since they are a minority in the word.

    Shit skin will suffer the most. Black will slaughter each other like the cheap animal that they are. Same with the Sandnigger. Wish I could Africa and Middle-East blood shed.

    White die off happening just before the peak oil still surprised me. Maybe there is a god and he is helping White people avoiding the blood shed.

  5. GetAVasectomyLoserLifeSuckAss on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 9:24 am 

    Another proof that White people of Northern European heritage are in a minority in Canada.

    I present you the first Ontario Islamic political party.

    The Islamic Party Of Ontario Is Ready To Implement Islamic Sharia

    When the shit will hit the fan, it will tribal war between Arab, Indian and Asian.

    Wise Whites people should move deep inside Canada into the cold regions and live from hunting, trapping and fishing.

    Lets the Arab, Indian, Asian and Black fight for the Canadian cities. This will be short and Whites will be able to move back after a year of two of exile.

  6. Pete Bauer on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 10:24 am 

    As overall education, especially women’s education increases, the fertility rate will decline and this is normal.

    We have to spread the universal education faster so that the fertility rate falls to a standard 2 children/woman.

    The reason for why the woman have less than 2 in developed world is the irresponsible attitude on the part of men to dump woman and flirt with another lady.

    Here, Nigeria has the fastest growing population and they may overtake Pakistan in a few years to become #5.

  7. Pete Bauer on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 10:28 am 

    Where does this islamic party of ontario gets its money.
    The same source: saudi arabia’s petrodollars.
    As we keep consuming more oil, there will be islamic parties and sharia laws springing up all over the world.

    Soon the restaurants will shut down during the day time in ramadan month and people will be forbidden from eating outside.

    Welcome to new islamic world powered by petrodollars.

  8. shortonoil on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 11:30 am 

    Human male sperm count has fallen 50% in the last 40 years, and no one knows why? At its present rate of descent our species will become extinct in a few generations.

  9. Chrome Mags on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 1:09 pm 

    The early settlers/ranchers tried to kill off the Coyote. However, in response to traps and poisoning, Coyote’s produced larger litters. But, It’s not like the Coyotes can determine size of litter, so something else is going on.

    Maybe the reverse is true for male humans with declining sperm count in the face of ballooning population. If there was a bottleneck to a much lower population, is it possible sperm count for human male’s might begin to increase? Interesting question, eh?

  10. Chrome Mags on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 1:16 pm 

    By stating Coyotes cannot determine size of litter, I mean they can’t consciously think, “Ok, let’s have a bigger litter now because Coyote numbers are in decline.” Meaning, the information may be in the Coyote unconsciously or by some other means to increase litter size, i.e. it may reside in the Coyote in some form but it’s not a consciously decided event.

    I just don’t want anyone to say, “How can you say it’s not the Coyote! How do you know?” That’s why I’m trying to qualify the statement.

  11. Chrome Mags on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 1:26 pm 

    By “reverse is true”, I mean it’s the opposite of what is happening with Coyote’s. But the mechanism of feedback is the same, i.e. feedback to effect offspring numbers in some unknown manner.

    Wow, a person sure can get into trouble fast proposing an idea. But I’m sure I will still get into trouble with responses and maybe even put downs. Such is life with human beings.

  12. GetAVasectomyLoserLifeSucksAss on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 1:46 pm 

    I find the Whites people looking unhealthy and sick. Not surprised with low sperm count.

    This guy describer this pehone really well. I see the same thing as him

    The Menards Guy Had Superior Genetics

    Compare to these whites guys:

    I think we are seeing genetic entropy and fast degradation of human genome. I am not sure how long the humans have left of this planet either

  13. DerHundistLos on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 5:14 pm 

    A coyote helped me to appreciate my spiritual sickness. A number of years ago, I was angry at a coyote for killing some of my chickens. I was determined to take revenge.

    On a beautiful Spring day with rifle in hand, I spotted the coyote through the tall grass- she was gorgeous with a beautiful straw colored coat. I could see she was jumping straight into the air to gain a better vantage point. I also saw that she was teaching her young pups to hunt. Then we locked eyes and she communicated to me, “what have I ever done to you that would cause you to kill me.” That’s when I realized it was incumbent upon me to better protect the chickens and it’s OK to “share” a few with predators. Thankfully I learned and I permanently retired the gun.

  14. Gaia on Sat, 29th Dec 2018 12:47 pm 

    People, wake up! Overpopulation is a serious problem in our world. There are realistic solutions (such as educating and empowering women and girls, family planning programs, using condoms to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies etc.) If we cannot make an effort to stop overpopulation, Nature will do it for us.

  15. onlooker on Sat, 29th Dec 2018 1:34 pm 

    GAIA, it is too late. The tragic irony is the Green Revolution has allowed so many to be alive. But as FF run out are other resources deplete and ecosystems continue to unravel, the correction to our overpopulation via dieoff will commence in earnest

  16. DerHundistScheiss on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 1:24 pm 

    Something I have always wondered about, is where are the smart people who come up with the good ideas? Do they come from Africa or Syria or Venezuela?

    If so, we need a lot more people from those places. We need more smart people who can solve problems.

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