By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2009 ( – A newly released documentary claims that the current global economic crisis is in part symptomatic of a global population crisis that the documentarians call a “demographic winter.”

SRB Documentaries has announced the release of “Demographic Bomb: demography is destiny,” the sequel to 2008 documentary “Demographic Winter: the decline of the human family.” (see coverage here)

The phrase “demographic winter” refers to the contemporary phenomenon of a worldwide rapid decline in birthrates. The new documentary makes a forceful case that the loss of millions due to population control efforts has meant an irreplaceable loss of millions of producers and consumers who otherwise would be participating and supporting today's global economy.

“Like 'Demographic Winter,' 'The Demographic Bomb' deals with rapidly falling birth rates and their consequences for humanity in the 21st century,” said Barry McLerran, producer of both documentaries. McLerran pointed out that demographic winter in turn has economic ramifications, as fewer and fewer workers will be available to support massive populations of the elderly.

“'Demographic Winter' predicted the financial crash of 2008 to within 12 months. 'Demographic Bomb' reveals how this is just the beginning,” warned McLerran.

“'Demographic Bomb' shows what happens when countries comprising 80 percent of the world's economy have plummeting numbers of workers, consumers and innovators – leading to falling consumer spending, and too few workers to support the elderly.”

The documentary interviews demographers, sociologists, economists, and historians that make clear the reasons why the demographic decline and economic decline are related.

The film begins with an interview with Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University, the 1968 author of “The Population Bomb,” which convinced the popular mind that overpopulation was the world's greatest threat. Ehrlich has also gone on record as saying that two billion persons is the Earth's optimal population limit.

The documentary also features Mathew Connelly of Columbia University, author of “Fatal Misconception: The Struggle To Control World Population,” who explains how a coalition of organizations, institutions, governments, and the United Nations have manipulated families and violated basic human rights in the process to achieve their goals of population reduction.

Also featured are former Yale Professor of Economics Jennifer Roback Morse, USC Professor of Urban Planning and Demography Dowell Myers, Harvard PhD Nick Eberstadt, Harvard MBA Harry Dent, the author of “The Great Depression Ahead,” and Nobel Prize winning economist Gary Becker.

For more information on the documentaries “Demographic Winter” and “Demographic Bomb” click here.

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