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We Could Be Heading Toward A Catastrophic Decline In Population...

Oxford professor warns that far from having too many people, actually we’re in danger of a population crisis where there are too many elderly people.

The Earth needs more people if it is to prevent a catastrophic decline in population, an Oxford economist has argued.

Speaking at the Hay Festival, Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University, said 70 per cent of world’s population was “below replacement level” – reproducing at a rate of at least one child per adult.

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