Plummeting Population in 2050?
By Kevin Roeten
With a world population higher than 7 billion, it's only a matter of time before the decrease, in the increase, is fully realized. Then population "maximum" can be calculated. Even the United Nation population increases are beginning to fall slowly, but faster as time proceeds. Unfortunately, mankind will realize too late the population freefall bound to occur, will be unstoppable.
Unfortunately, man has devised a method that not only reduces population, but begins to eliminate it as time proceeds. Mankind invented the "pill". Now being fully realized, is billions of pregnancies that could have come to fruition as adult humans, never did. And millions of those were aborted as the uterus lining was made inhospitable for implantation. Swirling down a funnel of water into a toilet is a horrible death of drowning and/or starvation.
Together with chemicals peed out by all those women taking hormones (the "pill") and abortifacients for contraception, millions ingest estrogen and estrogen-like chemicals through the potable water. Water treatment plants normally don't remove these chemicals.
It's known the "man" is equally responsible for a declining population. In Out for the count: Why levels of sperm in men are falling ..., the Independent explains how sperm count has affected men's procreative ability, and what effect all those estrogen hormones are having after being released to the environment. Estrogens inhibiting testosterone in males, seems directly responsible for Testicular Dysgenesis Syndrome (TDS), which includes low sperm counts and testicular cancer.
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Commonplace sterilizations add to the male and female's inability to procreate. Abortifacients (Plan "B", birth control pills, morning-after pills, RU-486, IUDs, etc...) can eliminate pregnancies by spontaneous abortions of fertilized embryos.
Clinical abortions limit, if not eliminate, the ability of women to produce eggs for future fertilization. Already, it's been documented Abortion Nearly Triples Breast Cancer Risk, New Study Finds ... . It's a moot point saying breast cancer likely puts the "kibosh" on future "babymaking".
It's also been determined contraception and abortion are synonymous. The more contraception is used, the more couples find out abortion is necessary to stop all those pregnancies the increased contraception doesn't eliminate. More contraception is used. More abortions are done. This vicious cycle continues to escalate.
Many forget China and India's one-child policy, passage of same-sex marriage (production of NO children), UN spread of contraceptives, sex-selection and race-based abortions, and the unmentioned "older generation".
Recent medical advances have allowed seniors to live much longer than 50 years ago. In 1950, there were 16 American workers for each retiree. In 2012, there will only be two earning money for each senior's Social Security. All other countries are seeing the same increases in their seniors' population percentages. It's no shock to realize advancing age decreases one's ability to procreate, and therefore reduces the chances of newborns, which only accelerates a declining population.
The known (UNdata | record view | Total fertility rate) dictates the average woman needs to have exactly 2.1 children just to replace existing population. Anything less, and population doesn't grow as fast. If the world averages <2.1 children/woman, total world population decreases. Many can't see trends indicating a smaller number will be reached by 2050-or sooner.
Even the UN admits by 2025 a low variant of 1.79 worldwide children/woman (lower than necessary 2.10 replacement) will exist because of existing child-reduction factors.
In the last 30 years the female's childbearing number dropped 3.1 kids. In another 40 years, we should expect at least another 50% drop, or another 1.5 reduction. Already, 59 nations (44% world population) are seeing less than 2.1 children/woman (above link). That's assuming everything else remains constant.
What's happening now is a major decrease in the value of all human life. Once the world sees where population is heading, mass hysteria will set in. Planned Parenthood will be castigated for performing all those abortions, and delivering all those contraceptives.
But the damage will be done. Shortly, we will pass the "no return point".
God will hopefully have mercy on the human race. However, somehow the human race will survive. A shockingly small number will still be alive. Many do not care, because they will already have died in the last 50 years.
It would be a terrible lesson to learn, but the few that survived, would never forget the voice of those infants crying out in the wilderness of no compassion.
Kevin Roeten can be reached at email@example.com.
A former Chemical Engineer, Kevin Roeten enjoys riding the third rail of journalism: politics and religion. As an orthodox Catholic, Roeten appreciates the juxtaposition of the two supposedly incompatible subjects. He is a Guest Columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times, and the Independent (Ohio), and writes for numerous blogs (Nolan Chart, Allvoices) and newspapers, including USA Today. A collaborator in the book Americans on Politics, Policy, and Pop Culture (Jason Wright and Aaron Lee), he is also an amateur astronomer, and delves into scientific topics.
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