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No Births In 3 Months!

Some countries starting to panic, is Climate Change To Blame?

"Unfortunately, Italy has recently set a new All-Time Low, as there were NO BIRTHS in the entire Country for three Months."Businesses in the sleepy Italian town of Cartigliano are so worried about its declining birth rate and lack of workers that they have begun paying families' nursery school fees and childcare costs to spur them to have more babies.

Cartigliano, a town of 3,800 inhabitants and scores small businesses in the northeastern Veneto region, is not unique. Similar schemes have sprung up around Italy's industrial north as exasperated firms of all sizes take matters into their own hands to try to arrest an acute demographic crisis. Italy is quickly catching up with Japan and South Korea who are both dealing with quickly falling birth rates. However, Korea's total fertility rate declined for seven years in a row to 2022, dropping to a provisional 0.78—well below Japan's 1.26, its lowest ever!

Successive governments over the last decade have offered various financial incentives to encourage people to start a family, the most recent being a scheme introduced by the government of the former prime minister Mario Draghi which provides families with monthly payments of between €50 (£44) and €175 for every newborn up until the age of 21.

But all have so far failed to yield results. Prompting some to theorize economics, women's rights and even housing is not the underlying issue. Melatonin can be used to effectively and safely treat infertility anti-oxidation, and anti-aging, with different effects on melanin synthesis among different cell types. It promotes melanin synthesis in humans. By reducing the amount of damage to the egg cells, melatonin increases egg quality, leading to higher fertilization. The production of melatonin is significantly higher in melanated peoples, like Africans, Native Americans, Hispanics, Indus people Filipinos and African-Americans in comparison with Caucasians, and some Asians. Melanin with the exception of pheomelanin (Caucasian type of skin melanocytes). protects melatonin when melatonin is present in high amounts eumelanin level is decreased in the skin of black and brown people. High temperatures exacerbate the problem especially for males. High temperatures due to climate change can harm fertility and birth rates. According to research by UCLA environmental economist Alan Barreca, sperm production falls in hot weather and this leads to lower birth rates.

Recent data revealed that from 1973 to 2011 men from Western (European) countries had a 52 percent drop in sperm concentration — from 99 million per milliliter to 47 million per milliliter. In addition, there was a 59 percent decrease in total sperm count, dropping from 337 million to 137 million. Nine Arab countries (Algeria, Jordan, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen) have TFRs that have declined by nearly four births per woman! China's fertility rate is now at 1.16, while in Japan it is at 1.26. South Korea recently hit a world-record low of 0.78, meaning that it could lose close to two-thirds of its population within another generation. Recent official statistics showed that the certain populations fertility rate in India has fallen 20 per cent in 10 years, with some 30 million people affected by infertility. Despite becoming the world's most populous country earlier this year, India is facing a declining fertility rate. Most pronounced in the Jain Community.

Jains are the only religious group in India where a majority say they are members of a higher General Category caste (or Caucasian phenotype). Most Indians (68%) are members of lower castes (Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backwards Classes), compared with 20% of Jains who identify with these communities.

Climate change has already rendered multiple species populations extinct due to fertility losses."Exposure to wet-bulb temperatures (which considers heat and moisture) above 35 degrees C [95 degrees F] (this could be lower at 32 degrees C [89.6 F] recent research has suggested) for over six hours would be fatal (this even considers total inactivity, full shade, absence of clothing, and unlimited drinking water). Likewise, dry-bulb temperatures (what you measure of a thermometer) above 40 degrees C [104 F]. and low humidity for a sustained period of time is also lethal."

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