Comment: The world population is at extreme above its long term trend.

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The world population is at extreme above its long term trend.

This will correct just like all bubbles eventually do.

Any species that finds a limited new supply of food increases it numbers until it overshoots that supply; then there is a massive dieoff.

Metaphorically, we are now eating oil. This is because oil drives industrial farming. Without this energy input, the output per acre would be a fraction of what is currently produced.

So what is the oil situation? This report says that by 2030 we will spend more energy to acquire a new barrel of oil than is in the barrel acquired, leaving nothing out of that new barrel to fuel other economic activity.

http://www.thehillsgroup.org/

Pay particular attention to this graph from the report and the explanation below it:

http://www.thehillsgroup.org/depletion2_020.htm

And the oil companies know exactly what is happening as evidenced by their significant cut back in capital spending, and their repeated statements that the era of cheap oil is over:

http://ourfiniteworld.com/2014/02/25/beginning-of-the-end-oi...

So at this juncture in history, there really is no need to concern yourself about the birth rate or how some people want to influence it one way or the other. What you need to worry about is the death rate, up close and personal, because the Grim Reaper is about to get very busy.

Financial, industrial, political, and social collapse resulting from a faulty monetary system, massive debt, repressive government, and inadequate energy to produce the basic necessities of life are things most people won't be able to simply observe from the sidelines. Looks to me like we have all been selected to participate in a real life version of "The Hunger Games".

Let the games begin.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.