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By the End of This Century, the Global Population Will Start to Shrink

The fertility rate is falling in every country on the planet

Credit: Dong Wenjie/Moment/Getty

The great defining event of the 21st century — one of the great defining events in human history — will occur in three decades, give or take, when the global population starts to decline. Once that decline begins, it will never end. We do not…

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Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson

Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson

Darrell Bricker and john Ibbitson are the authors of the new book Empty Planet.