Some good news
What a wonderful thing, our population growth has slowed. This is a very small reprieve from the ongoing devastation we cause to the natural environment through consumption, resource depletion, pollution and conversion of productive land to suburbs. COVID-19 recovery funding could be used to pivot to a “no population growth” economy. Economic growth without population growth is possible without wasting resources on more suburbs, schools, roads and hospitals.
We could concentrate on different high value, quality industries involving renewables, health, technology, farming in fertile locations, and the arts, without reliance on the pyramid or Ponzi scheme of population growth. But alas, we are under the yoke of those deluded by a “never ending growth” belief system.