Population >> Population Growth
the GENI Global Issues Page on Population
phrases (population growth):
ADDS ONE MILLION NEW PEOPLE EVERY 4 DAYS
currently adds about 250 thousand people every day.
Increased pressure from such growth is already at a
breaking point in many societies as water, land, and
natural resources are being over-taxed.
shows that as electricity becomes available to a society,
birth rates actually decrease. The correlation is
this: electricity is first used for providing refrigeration
of food and medicine, clean water, lighting of schools
and health clinics. As these infrastructure systems
become available, the perceived "insurance births"
to support struggling families loses its necessity.