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The world currently adds about 250 thousand people every day. Increased pressure from such growth is already at a breaking point in many societies as water, land, and natural resources are being over-taxed.
Research shows that as electricity becomes available to a society, birth rates actually decrease. The correlation is this: electricity is first used for providing refrigeration of food and medicine, clean water, lighting of schools and health clinics. As these infrastructure systems become available, the perceived "insurance births" to support struggling families loses its necessity.
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