Re: A victim of a pandering book written 100 years ago
>Falling populations in Japan and Korea (South Korea's birth rate is even lower) are not for all good reasons, the magnetism of big cities, unrealistic expectations, huge emphasis on vanity in pop. culture), but the polities in these countries choose not to replace and wipe out the existing populations, which is already happening in many places in Europe (sure, only localities for now).
Perhaps true but both those closed asian cultures do little to encourage permanent immigration which is one quick way to counteract low native birth rate. Its one of the main reasons why the US does have a healthly growth rate (also due to recent immigrants still having decent birth rates once they get here).
>What happens when the population crosses 10,000 million and continues to soar?
>What happens to the natural world?
I am optimistic technology will give us the breathing room until most of the world reaches that point where it quits having 17 kids each for agri work. We grow so much food now we even are stupid enough to convert it very inefficiently to fuel. At some point technology will also allow us to find other places to colonize.