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Scientists predict “population correction”

  1. Current events

Although the global population growth is slowing down, the world’s population is expected to reach 10 billion people. According to population ecologists, this could lead to a “population correction.” If we continue to “be fruitful and multiply” at this rate, we will have serious problems. Moreover, biologist Tony Barnosky warns that the world is facing the worst global mass extinction episode since the dinosaurs.


We humans are putting stress on a world that only has so much to offer. Humanity has evolved to grow exponentially and consume all available resources. Although we benefit from this, it can lead to devastating consequences, with only a fraction of the population remaining.

According to researchers, we should not view declining growth rates as a reason “not to worry,” but our material living standards require careful consideration. The probability of a bleak future with climate problems, lack of resources, and conflicts is higher than ever today and in the years to come.

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