The final 2014 birth rate report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed new data on U.S. fertility trends. According to the report, there were 3,988,076 births registered in the U.S. in 2014 – an increase of 1% from the year before.
The report also highlighted: “The general fertility rate rose slightly to 62.9 per 1,000 women aged 15-44, the first increase in the rate since 2007. …Birth rates… increased for women aged 25-39. The total fertility rate… rose slightly to 1,862.5 births per 1,000 women.”
The Census Bureau projected just last year that U.S. population would climb to 400 million people by 2051 – an increase of 77 million people in just 34 years! If our fertility rates begin to shift – and we begin to see more births each year, that projection could go even higher.
Along with fertility rates, U.S. population growth is greatly driven by our nation’s current policy of mass immigration levels. (According to the Pew Research Center, immigration will become the primary driver of U.S. population growth between 2027 and 2038.)
NPG has stayed front-and-center through our nation’s changing demographic trends, continuing our work to get the facts out to the American people. We’re always hard at work sharing reasonable, responsible SOLUTIONS to the problem of U.S. population growth – including the importance of maintaining below-replacement levels of fertility.
In the online article “The Choice to Be Childfree: An Increasing Factor in U.S. Population Growth,” NPG examines the recent trend of “going childless,” explaining the implications for population growth. The article notes: “With fewer children born, our overall growth rate through natural increase has an opportunity to slow – a definite positive for those concerned with reducing America’s population size.”
NPG has also republished its 1994 Forum paper The Two Child Family. Author Lindsey Grant “rebuts those who believe that reversing U.S. growth would be an impossibly difficult task, involving coercion and brutal measures.” Grant “makes the case that population growth can be turned around with a relatively simple change in child-bearing patterns, while preserving a responsible level of net immigration that prevailed for more than half the 20th Century.”
With the generous help of supporters like you, NPG will continue our work to educate millions of Americans regarding the impact of family size on our nation’s population growth.
Thank you again for your continued support of NPG! Your dedication keeps us moving forward in the fight for America’s future!
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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