February 5, 2019
Earth’s predicted overpopulation crisis might not be as dire as we’ve thought – instead, a new book argues our numbers will soon start plummeting.
The United Nations has long warned that the world’s population is fast approaching a point at which Earth’s resources may not be able to support humanity.
There are currently 7.7 billion people living on the planet, and this is expected to climb to 9 billion by 2050.
But, Canadian journalist John Ibbitson and political scientist Darrell Bricker have found that these predictions may have missed the mark completely.
In Empty Planet, the pair re-examines the forecasting models to conclude that global population will start dropping in about 30 years, and warn ‘once that decline begins, it will never end.’
Empty Planet upends the long-held assumptions about global population, using statistics and interviews with people all around the world to paint a fuller picture of the issue.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:09 am