Have you seen the population pyramids?

Have you seen the population pyramids for America, Russia, and Japan? This 5 minute Ted video explains Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future. From the video description:

Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country's future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples.




Yet population pyramids only go so far in explaining population growth. As a case in point, American women voluntarily reached replacement level fertility (2.1 children per woman) in 1972. Yet our population is project to double this century.


Mass immigration. Learn how many illegal aliens really reside in the United States. Hint: it's a lot more than the outdated, decades old number of 11 million incessantly quoted by the mainstream media.

How does population growth affect quality of life? What are we bequeathing to our children? This 2 minute video explains in a nutshell: Connect the Dots: Unaffordable Housing, Increasing Carbon Emissions, Population & Consumption Growth: