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The premise of this documentary is that population in the civilized world is in decline. Population is expanding because were getting older (not dying) not because of births. This of course is going to bite us on our rear end. Why? Here are some points the documentary to illustrate this:
1. Japans economy fell as their population aged. The older people retired and didn't spend as much. Consumer spending drives an economy.
2. Europe is having serious population depletion right now. There are countries giving out subsidies to encourage people to breed. It's a huge problem.
3. Russia's population is declining by 700,000 a year and they too are encouraging people to breed.
4. The least populated areas of the world are the ones that are some of the least environmentally friendly.
5. The world economy will be drastically impacted by western population decline. Where China and other countries will be impacted at first they will have the population to recover. We won't.
6. The baby boomers are going to retire soon. Then you will have more people collecting benefits like social security and medicare then supporting it (a reverse pyramid). This will crush our economy... So you can look forward to: 1. Increase of age limits to retire, 2. increase taxes on those still working, 3. a decrease in benefits...
7. One of the biggest problems is the destruction of the family. Our children are being raised in broken homes. I can't begin to do this part of the movie justice. You really have to see it to appreciate it. In the end this is about the world we are leaving our children. Many movements (environmental, exc.Read more ›
As a side note, the demographers interviewed are not coming from a faith-based perspective in many cases. Several mentioned that they are members of secular progressive organizations or have a Darwin/Malthus based approach to understanding human behavior. This is why the fact that people are not reproducing is so surprising in light of the evolutionary theory that all life forms are driven to reproduce themselves to the limit of their resources.
The sequel to this documentary, Population Bomb, has also just been released. I hope Amazon carries it as well.
The film is chocked full of graphs, stats, and great quotes, and has a cool extra of being able to view one by one each graph shown in the film.
People have become increasingly selfish and are having less children, by choice, to have more time to indulge themselves in their self-centered pursuits. The media and entertainment industries glamorize the idea of putting off things like getting married and starting a family, which at one time would've been considered part of growing up. But the chickens may be coming home to roost sooner than we thought. As the baby boomers pass into retirement age, a shrinking young work force will not be able to support them, causing people strapped for money to have even less children, and so making the problem worse.
This story is one you'll never hear the media talk about, because unlike the myth of global warming, people returning to nuclear family structures and having more children does nothing to further their religion of humanism. After decades of hearing about the dangerous "population explosion" and "global crowding", finally another liberal myth is killed by facts and truth. They can bury global warming right next to them.
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a must read for all who want to know the truth about this issue. Don't listen to those who have an agenda.Published on May 28, 2013 by Peggy I Perry
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I walked into this "documentary" with an open mind and was surprised to see a variety of scaremongering, disinformation, and bad dramatizations, not to mention rampant moralizing... Read morePublished on March 5, 2010 by B. pentecost