Final reason we are better off than we used to be:

10) Population Growth is not a Threat.

Although the world population is growing, the rate of increase has been falling for 50 years. Across the globe, national birth rates are lower now than in 1960, and in the less developed world, the birth rate has approximately halved. This is happening despite people living longer and infant mortality rates dropping. According to an estimate from the United Nations, population will start falling once it peaks at 9.2 billion in 2075 – so there is every prospect of feeding the world forever.  After all, there are already seven billion people on earth and they are eating better and better every decade. (Readers Digest 04/12 pg. 152)  See – isn’t it nice to get some good news for a change!


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