CANADA - World Might Run Out of People?

Arno Froese

You know the story. Despite technologies, regulations, and policies to make humanity less of a strain on the earth, people just won’t stop reproducing. By 2050 there will be 9 billion carbon-burning, plastic-polluting, calorie-consuming people on the planet. By 2100, that number will balloon to 11 billion, pushing society into a Soylent Green scenario. Such dire population predictions aren’t the stuff of sci-fi; those numbers come from one of the most trusted world authorities, the United Nations.

But what if they’re wrong? Not like, off by a rounding error, but like totally, completely goofed?

That’s the conclusion Canadian journalist John Ibbitson and political scientist Darrell Bricker come to in their newest book, Empty Planet. After painstakingly breaking down the numbers for themselves, the pair arrived at a drastically different prediction for the future of the human species. “In roughly three decades, the global population will begin to decline,” they write. “Once that decline begins, it will never end.”, 4 February 2019

Arno's commentary

This is a significantly different report, which apparently no one has spoken about before; world reduction in population. What do we know? Most of the rich countries have ceased to increase their population by natural births. Particularly in Europe, where women are encouraged with attractive subsidies to have children—in some countries two years of maternity leave with 80% pay and job guarantee—still the population is declining, except through immigration. Yet, an empty planet is not going to happen, because the real reduction of population will take place during the Great Tribulation. writes about the Great Tribulation, and says among other things: “The numbers are utterly shocking; 50.8% of the earth’s population (that is 3.2 billion) from virtually every nation on earth dying in just these four seals and one trumpet calamity.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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