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Ken Barrows

Sure it's both. The Economist just wants to maintain the status quo, as does Hans Rosling.

Despite the decrease in fertility, world population still increases by about 200,000 per day. In a couple of weeks, that's Chicago. Imagine if the newbies consumed like Americans!

On the consumption side, the exponential growth gets you, too. How much of the oil ever extracted has happened since January 1, 2000? 20%? 25%?

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