American Baby Bust? US Fertility Rate Hits All-Time Low

The fertility rate in the United States is at an all-time low, according to a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) report which came out last week. The agency, which falls under the oversight of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), confirmed that birth rates fell by 2 percent in 2018. Since 2000, America has seen a troubling decrease in fertility. Most years, the number of births has teetered around four million, with the exception of a short-lived rally in the mid-2000s. This past decade, however, has been particularly unproductive. Although some years, such as 2017, have seen

An Unlikely Source Debunks the Latest Overpopulation Myths

To me, those who raise the alarm about overpopulation sound like flat-earthers. Overpopulation is a myth from the 1970s, when there were 3.7 billion people and the myth was used to predict all sorts of catastrophes, including the starvation of hundreds of millions of people. It was also used to justify measures like abortion, eugenics, and sterilization. And yet, here we are in 2017 with a population over 7 billion, and none of the doomsday predictions have come true. Yet some people continue to bring up this silly myth to justify drastic action to combat climate change. Children are now seen

The Prophet of Doom Goes to the Vatican

When I saw the stories the Paul Ehrlich had attended a recent Vatican science conference, I was astonished. No, not because he has advocated for mandatory population control, including coercive contraception. But because of all the people in the world who predict Catholic values will result in the destruction of “The Earth” as we know it, Paul Ehrlich is the guy who has been proven wrong the most often and the most publicly. What a blast from the ’70s past! By training, Ehrlich is a lepidopterist, and his work on butterflies may be of enduring scientific value. But his claims