This week it is being reported that the human population of our planet has now reached 8 billion. We should all remember this moment, because soon the population of the globe will start getting much smaller. In “End Times”, I explain that we are moving into one of the most chaotic times in all of human history. There will be wars and rumors of wars, economic collapse, worldwide famines, horrifying pestilences and great natural disasters. Needless to say, in such a future the global population would fall very rapidly. But for purposes of this article, let’s imagine that none of those things will happen for the foreseeable future.
For a moment, let’s imagine that conditions will be pretty much like they are today for decades to come. Unfortunately, even in such a wildly unrealistic scenario the human population of our planet would still plummet dramatically in the years ahead. In fact, if current trends continue there will be hardly anyone left by the end of this century no matter what happens.
I realize that I have just made some very outrageous statements, and a lot of you are probably wondering how I could have come to such wild conclusions.
So let me take this one step at a time.
According to the UN, the population of the world just hit 8 billion for the first time ever. The following comes from the official website of the United Nations…
The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, and India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023, according to World Population Prospects 2022, released today on World Population Day.
“This year’s World Population Day falls during a milestone year, when we anticipate the birth of the Earth’s eight billionth inhabitant. This is an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at advancements in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “At the same time, it is a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for our planet and a moment to reflect on where we still fall short of our commitments to one another,” he added.
But the population of our planet is not growing as rapidly as it once was.
In fact, even the UN is acknowledging that total population growth has dropped to just a trickle…
The global population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950, having fallen under 1 per cent in 2020.
In many wealthy areas of the planet, birth rates have already dropped well below replacement level. This is true in the United States and Japan, and in Europe the population is steadily declining even though there has been a massive influx of migrants….