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The case for having kids | Wajahat Ali

The case for having kids | Wajahat Ali

Update: 2019-05-0919
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The global fertility rate, or the number of children per woman, has halved over the last 50 years. What will having fewer babies mean for the future of humanity? In this funny, eye-opening talk, journalist (and self-described exhausted dad) Wajahat Ali examines how the current trend could lead to unexpected problems -- and shares why he believes we need to make it easier for people to have babies. "For those who can and choose to, may you pass on this beautiful thing called life with kindness, generosity, decency and love," he says.
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Susanna Saunders

Increase the birth rate even further... Are you feckin mad? If humanity doesn't cap and reverse the birth rate, it will surely breed itself into extinction!

Jun 14th
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Wendy Bruder

this is terrible. we need less people on this planet if the species is going to survive. typical pro-natal propaganda. stop making human babies.

May 10th
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Shirley Yiu

thought he would have more than economic as arguement but disappointed

May 9th
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Madhav Krishna

Shirley Yiu bahut hard

Jun 9th
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James

Unfortunately, this speaker's arguments for increasing birth rate again despite the major challenges that threaten our very existence as a species i.e. climate change and mass species extinction - are not only illogical but are poorly thought out. Disappointed that TED chose such a poor talk.

May 9th
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The case for having kids | Wajahat Ali

The case for having kids | Wajahat Ali

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