Something old, something new:
«But Longman has surely overstated the problem: is a 4% increase in European productivity over 20 years really so hard to achieve? And surely a population which is 4% smaller requires 4% less economic activity to get by? Though an ageing world might be a more boring place, it is also likely to be a more considerate, less violent one.»
--"Just Fade Away: It's time to lighten up about falling birthrates."
«[Demographers] predict that at least an extra 1,000 million will be living in the world's poorest African countries by 2050. There will be an extra 120 million more Americans, and India will leapfrog China to become the world's most populous country. One in six people in western Europe will be over the age of 65 by 2050.»
--"World faces population explosion in poor countries: Rich nations will downsize, but Britain will grow at the fastest rate in Europe"