New birth statistics and state population projections
The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just released its latest findings on birth statistics for 2015. (CLICK HERE to read the report.) Here are the highlights:
- There were 3,978,497 million births in the U.S. last year, or an average of roughly one birth every 8 seconds!
- Continuing trends seen for 3 decades, in 2015 birth rates rose for women over age 30 – increasing by 4% for women aged 40-44. Births to women in this age bracket have grown by 15% since 2007.
- The total number of U.S. births was down since 2014 – but it only decreased by less than 1%.
The University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service also recently updated its national and state population projections. (CLICK HERE to read their latest revisions.) They estimate:
- In just over 3 years, U.S. population will reach over 333 million.
- By 2040, we will have grown by more than 58 million people.
- California will top 48 million in just 23 years, while Texas reaches over 40 million.
- Florida will reach 25 million people by 2030, while New York will be just under 21 million that year.
Taken together, the new statistics show that the U.S. population is still growing. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, America is growing by an average of one person every 12 seconds – once you factor in births, deaths, and today’s mass immigration levels.
With your generous support, NPG will continue to spread our critical message: that we must act NOW to slow, halt, and eventually reverse U.S. population growth. We reach out to decision-makers on every level, providing them with real solutions to the problem of overpopulation. (For more information, see NPG’s Proposed National Population Policy.)
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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