Impending doom based on population projections

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IMPENDING DOOM BASED ON POPULATION PROJECTIONS POPULATION GROWTH WOULD APPROXIMATE GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION (E.G., 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, AND SO ON) FOOD PRODUCTION WOULD INCREASE ONLY IN ARITHMETIC PROGRESSION (E.G., 2, 4, 6, 8, AND SO ON) RESULT: PEOPLE REPRODUCING AT RATES THAT EXCEEDED THEIR ABILITY TO PRODUCE SUFFICIENT FOOD IT DIDN’T HAPPEN, BUT COULD IT?
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Demographic Transition Theory Linking population patterns to a society's level of technological development STAGE ONE (PREINDUSTRIAL) HIGH BIRTH RATES DUE TO ECONOMIC VALUE OF CHILDREN AND LACK OF BIRTH CONTROL STAGE TWO (EARLY INDUSTRIAL) HIGH BIRTH RATE AND LOWERED DEATH RATE GIVE BOOST TO POPULATION GROWTH (MANY OF THE DEVELOPING NATIONS TODAY MIRROR THIS STAGE) STAGE THREE (MATURE INDUSTRIAL) BIRTH RATES BEGIN TO MASK DEATH RATES AS POPULATION SURGE DROPS AS AFFLUENCE TRANSFORMS CHILDREN INTO ECONOMIC LIABILITY STAGE FOUR (POSTINDUSTRIAL) ECONOMIC REALITIES FORCE DROP IN BIRTH RATES TO THE POINT WHERE GROWTH IS STAGNANT OR VERY SLOW
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Global Population Depends upon which side of the equator one is discussing THE LOW-GROWTH NORTH ZERO POPULATION GROWTH A LEVEL OF REPRODUCTION THAT MAINTAINS POPULATION AT A STEADY STATE POSTINDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES HAVE SHOWN SLOW DOWNS IN BIRTH RATES “UNDERPOPULATION” MAY BE A PROBLEM! THE HIGH-GROWTH SOUTH POPULATION GROWTH IS A CRITICAL PROBLEM IN SEVERAL POOR COUNTRIES WHILE BIRTH RATES HAVE FALLEN (SIX TO FOUR CHILDREN PER WOMAN), 180 NATIONS ARE IN TROUBLE OF OVERPOPULATION IN SHORT, FOR THE WORLD, FERTILITY IS DROPPING, BUT SO IS MORTALITY AMONG CHILDREN CHALLENGE IS TO CONTROL BIRTH RATES IN POOR COUNTRIES AS WE DID DEATH IN THE PAST
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