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Posted on 13th January 2021
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As reported here, by the BBC, the government in South Korea is very worried because its population has fallen, for the first time ever.
The country already had the lowest birth rate of any country, and now they plan to introduce major financial incentives for people to have more children.
Apparently, South Korea didn't get the memo about the climate crisis, caused by our planet being overpopulated. If they had, they would hopefully understand that a small reduction in population is a good thing, for the planet as a whole, and for South Korea in particular. In a future of food and water shortages, having low and falling population will be a distinct advantage.
Unfortunately, they are more concerned about how to fund their pension and health care systems, and workers to generate tax revenue, than environmental issues. Time to get with the programme, South Korea!