Part of the Atheist Demographics Series
Good lecture by the outstanding demographer, Philip Longman. The study referred to embedded below.
The film Demographic Winter can be seen here
Value Orientation and Demography
Phillip Longman argues that, although overpopulation has long been seen as one of the most serious dangers facing the globe, just the opposite is true. Longman, a senior fellow at the New American Foundation and author of The Next Progressive Era, explains that, as countries get richer, their populations age and birthrates plummet. This is not just a problem of rich countries: the developing world is also aging fast. Falling birthrates do bring short term benefits, but also present tremendous challenges to a global economic system premised on continuous population growth. Longman talks about the population implosion and how we can help families and the world build a sustainable future.
This program is presented in collaboration with the Old South Meeting House as part of the Partners in Public Dialogue Series.