Gregory Felcynn, 48
Director of Statistical Analysis, U.S Census Bureau
“In 2070, the year after Pollen, the estimated population of the United States was 424 million. In 2080, the year of the last census, the population was 411 million. That’s a population decline of 13 million people. If zero birth continues the curve will pitch toward the vertical as we reach exponential population decline. The dead are simply not being replaced! We’re literally facing extinction, but you’d never know it if you paid any attention to what’s going on in Washington.
During my closed-door hearing with Congress, I let the committee know that we need to ratchet up the urgency by multiple factors, but that was six months ago and I’ve yet to see any progress, and that’s why I’m now going public. We’re headed into uncharted territory, and we’ll be faced with many unpleasant and unprecedented realities.
Not to sound alarmist, but… strike that… actually I’m ringing the bells – this is my clarion call: We’re facing the inevitable collapse of civilization; our economy; our ability to effectively govern, defend, and police ourselves will become impossible; our energy infrastructure will fail; at some point, and ideally sooner rather than later, we’ll have to dismantle our nuclear power plants and weapons, and store all radioactive materials in a safe and secure manner, and this alone is going to cost billions and billions of dollars. We’ve already had one melt-down with one of our nuclear-powered submarines on the Alaskan coast. There will be more if we don’t act now.
The decimation of our medical infrastructure is inevitable; agricultural and transportation systems will cease to exist. In other words, extreme societal and individual hardship is inevitable, and these eventualities will most certainly hasten population decline.
The ramifications are mind boggling so prepare for the apocalypse! In seventy-five years the post-Pollens will be in their late-80s, and provided they have the same life expectancy as we pre-Pollens have – which seems unlikely given the extreme hardship the future holds – I estimate that humankind will be extinct in about eighty years – and I’m probably being overly optimistic.”
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