7 Billion & Counting

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We find there is little reason for most people to fear the economic effects of falling population. On the contrary, there are substantial reasons to believe that stable or falling population would be economically beneficial throughout most of the world, from relieving the starvation-level shortages of food, water and health care in the highly overpopulated regions of the world, to halting the gradual loss of amenities in the more prosperous regions of the developed world. One step in making this process clear to people is to build consensus for focusing on an economic measure which is indicative of individual prosperity.

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The world population is projected to reach seven billion early in 2012, up from the current 6.8 billion, and surpass nine billion people by 2050, reveals the 2008 Revision of the official United Nations population estimates and projections. Source: MOJ News Agency (Iran)

According to populationandsustainability.org, many developing countries have realized the importance of reducing high rates of population growth in order to ease mounting pressure on renewable and non-renewable resources, combat climate change,lack of financial aid prevent food insufficiency and provide decent employment and basic social services to all their people.

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Two recently published studies analyze the impact of the economic climate on the unborn. The study implies even they are affected by the economic down-turn. One draws a parallel between the recession and declining birthrates. Another, more disturbingly, shows a drop in the well-being of those that are born. Article source: Studies say that the poor economy affects birthrates and newborn health