Question No. 18

How can we as humans reduce our net primary productivity consumption?
Answered 1 October 2007.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 28 September 2007.

Individual food consumption is fixed by the biological design of human beings. It cannot be diminished by any economic means. Therefore, the only way of reducing consumption of primary productivity by the humanity is to reduce the global population number of humans. This cannot be done at once. But due to the limited time span of human beings, it is possible, via regulation of birth rates, to reduce the global population number by an order of magnitude (i.e., approximately tenfold) in one century without compromising the social structure of the society and preserving progress in science and technology. For a quantitative analysis of the dynamics of such a reduction, see Appendix 1 in the text on demography (so far in Russian only).