The Population Predicament

The Population Predicament

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An examination of the demographic transition the world is experiencing as plunging fertility rates and slower population growth create new challenges for policymakers and for humanity as it inches closer to peak population. Why are we deciding to have fewer babies now when - as a civilisation - we've never been wealthier and have never been in better health? Will fewer people on the planet help avert the looming climate crisis? And how has the COVID-19 pandemic altered the demographic equation? The Population Predicament looks at both the ills and the benefits of population growth with reports and interviews across Asia, a region with some of the world’s lowest fertility rates.

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