Saturday, October 06, 2007

Energy Use Up - Population Down

The Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller Virtual Institute has an interesting graph that I wish more people were aware of.

Fuller noticed while reviewing available global statistics that as an area's per capita energy consumption increased, the average birth rate for that area decreased!

This fact has held true for every country of the world as it went through the process of industrialization. As the world's energy per capita goes up, the world's birth rate will go down.
Cross Posted at Classical Values

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Energy usage?

Births go down when women have a choice. More prosperous societies usually give women more power.

Giving birth and struggling to raise children when you are impoverished is not a pleasant activity.

Women usually want a few children but enough is enough.