A Shrinking Problem Growing Bigger

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    Despite the always wrong overpopulation hysterics, the world will be faced in the none-too-distant future with a myriad of problems associated with declining global populations. This will happen unevenly, but will eventually touch every society. Many challenges not yet widely considered will require creative solutions. It will affect politics, the military, agriculture, economics, and international relations to name but a few areas of concern.

    We'd best put on the thinkin' caps now.

    Shrinking Societies: The Other Population Crisis - BusinessWeek


    Problems of aging, shrinking population - seattlepi.com


    Sign in to read: Population: Europe's problems will grow as it shrinks - science-in-society - 29 September 2009 - New Scientist


    the amazing, shrinking human population? » weird things
     
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    It will be interesting to see how it affects global migration patterns as well as its impact on various cultures.
     
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    All this "you can't change Social Security!" demagoguery will have to go by the wayside eventually.
     
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    Every industrialized country can expect to face the challenges Japan is looking at right now. Eventually, most if not all of the world will.

    Some people are so stuck in the false panic of the 70s that they may be caught quite by surprise when the consequences of global population decline. Thoughtfulness, not panic, will be called for.
     
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    The title of this thread made me think it was about penis'. I'm disappointed.
     
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    Granny says is all dem bazillion Chinese's fault...
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    UN Says New Measures Needed to Address Asia Population Issues
    August 26, 2012 — The chief of the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for Asia governments to give higher priority to women’s development programs. Babatunde Osotimehin says countries should address increasing population concerns with what he called "foresight and justice".
     
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    Global population will begin falling soon enough anyway...
     
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    Exactly why we should let the 11 million immigrants become loyal, legal Americans.
     
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    Let them go home and get in line like everyone else.
     
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    Immigrants are very welcome in America. Legal immigrants. Illegal aliens, not so much.
     

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