Why do we act like this is a bad thing? Why is this reported in such a fashion? The main problem facing our entire planet today is overpopulation, and the tax on our finite resources. So why do we lament birth rates going down? Birth rates going down is exactly what we want! This is not a negative! This is ideal! It is time to start reporting this with joy!!!
If the world is going to survive, people have to have less children. This is a simple fact. Anyone who understands exponentiation should understand this. If you don't, I'll break it down for you. Two people have four kids. That equals four more people. If each of the four kids has four kids, that equals sixteen people. If each of the sixteen people has four kids, that equals 64 people. If each of the 64 people has four kids, that's 256 people! The Earth isn't growing. It is always going to be 510,072,000 square kilometers. It is always only going to be able to produce what 510,072,000 square kilometers can produce(and actually far less than that, as 71% is water). If the Earth is going to survive, there is only one solution:
LESS PEOPLE, NOT MORE!!!!!!!!!
Sorry, this really upsets me. Actually, I'm not sorry. Expect to hear me rant about this again.