Why declining birth rates are good news for life on Earth

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: July 8

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): Laura Spinney

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In the midst of a climate crisis with 8 billion humans on the globe, it’s absurd to say that what’s lacking is babies

Fertility rates are falling across the globe – even in places, such as sub-Saharan Africa, where they remain high. This is good for women, families, societies and the environment. So why do we keep hearing that the world needs babies, with angst in the media about maternity wards closing in Italy and ghost cities in China?

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