Panic! Not Enough Babies

If you were in a car driving at 44.70 metres/sec (100 mph), would you fear the driver taking his foot off the gas even a little, least you be stranded? This is effectively what people do who panic when the birthrate goes below 2. They imagine suddenly the 8 billion humans here on earth are in danger of going extinct from too few people. There is plenty of time to bump the birth rate back up again after the population drops to something sustainable. We are far more likely to die from overstressing our planet with overpopulation or from fights over resources than we are from refusing to breed once the population drops. Animals always breed once the population drops. Look at history, humans are no exception.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)