X. The Demographic Aspects
079   What can one actually say about world population?

080   At least a fifth of humanity lives in a state of absolute poverty, in subhuman conditions, unworthy of man. For the sake of these people and their families, would it not be better to prevent them from having children?

081   Won't it contribute to the happiness of the poor to have access to sterilization and abortion made easier?

082   Isn't a terrible threat hanging over humanity, namely, the "demographic explosion" of the Third-World?

083   Some go so far as to speak of a "demographic bomb" ready to explode.

084   Does this fear of population growth in the Third World involve certain countries in particular?

085   How is the demographic situation in Europe?

086   How has Europe come to such a demographic collapse?

087   Doesn't the United States also experience a demographic collapse comparable to that of Europe?

088   Would the demographic implosion in Europe be of such a nature as to worry the United States?

089   Since the demographic situation of Europe is so grave, why are so few politicians concerned about it?

090   How is the problem of abortion presented in a country like Japan where it has become commonplace?

091   Has anyone an idea of the consequences of the collapse of fertility in the developed countries?

092   Hasn't mankind, by its very mass, become a nuisance for the environment?