November 15, 2022 was the day the United Nations predicted the world’s population would tick over the historic 8 billion milestone.
This month, the world population odometer ticked over to eight billion people, the fastest rise ever. But that growth is expected to fall.
Australia has record low birth rates per couple but a record high number birth overall. At the same time, Australia has a record high life expectancy.
We have entered a new era and while we need not react to every whim of a new generation, we cannot expect emerging generations to conform to the old.