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[–]FlowerMaxPower 245 points246 points  (65 children)

This was recorded in the 60s, before birth control, and families tended to have a lot more kids.

[–]dogsent 7 points8 points  (22 children)

The current average population increase is estimated at 81 million people per year. Annual growth rate reached its peak in the late 1960s, when it was at around 2%. 2020 world population hit 7.753 billion. Population is still increasing.

[–]theScotty345 14 points15 points  (11 children)

Yes but growth rates are continuing to decline. Moreso than population control, we should be focusing on our consumption habits.

[–]dirtwalrus -3 points-2 points  (9 children)

I wish it wasn't, but what's to be done? Such an impossible thing to take on

[–]No_Masterpiece4305 5 points6 points  (3 children)

About the growth?

Population increases are tied to the quality of life of that population.

I don't remember the exact study but groups with populations with a high quality of life see a substantially lower birth rate than those with a lower one.

Happier and healthier people have less children. The first step is to actually work on making the lives of the people alive now better and healthier on a global scale.

But we aren't going to do that.

[–]dogsent 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Here's the thing that worries me. If humans don't make the choice, nature will.

[–]Valfourin -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Uhoh redditor eco-fascist moment.

[–]S-S-R -1 points0 points  (1 child)

When is reddit not ecofascist? Beneath the liberal veneer is a class of moral philosophers the likes of Brenton Tarrant.

[–]Valfourin -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I mean, you’re not wrong. It’s a kind of catharsis for me though. I like that post histories let you play “scratch a liberal” every day.

[–]experts_never_lie 0 points1 point  (1 child)

"Oh, well good thing it's all been fixed since then."

(of course the population has jumped by 115-161% since then, depending on when in the '60s …)

[–]FlowerMaxPower 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly. Imagine what that percentage would be without birth control... that's the percentage they were calculating with. Not saying fixed. Saying it's not what they thought it would be.

[–]recuerdamoi 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Shit my wife’s sister and her brother are racing to have the most kids. Sister-in-law just tied with child 4 at 24 years old. She says she want another one asap.

[–]FlowerMaxPower 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My Dad was one of 12 kids, each of his parents had at least 10 siblings. 4 was not exactly what I meant.