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Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

By Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson

Review by John DePutter – December 22, 2019

Empty Planet makes the case that the world’s population will peak sometime between 2040 and 2060, level out and then begin a long-lasting decline.

This book makes a compelling case that population growth will be significantly less than has been predicted. It suggests that the world’s population may never grow from its current 7 billion to anywhere near the 11 billion which the United Nations forecasts will be reached by 2100.