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Dramatic drop in number of children born per woman in Brazil.  Data Source: Cavenaghi, S. and J.E.D. Alves. 2011.   Diversity of childbearing behaviour in the context of below-replacement fertility in Brazil, United Nations Population Division- No. 2011/8.

Figure source: http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/expertpapers/2011-8_Cavenaghi_Expert-Paper_FINAL_ALL-Pages.pdf; Photos of marbles added to original figure in Cavenaghi, S. and J.E.D. Alves. 2011.

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About the author: Brenda Ekwurzel is a senior climate scientist and assistant director of climate research and analysis at UCS. She has expertise on many aspects of climate variability including Arctic Ocean and sea ice, wildfires, groundwater, and coastal erosion. She holds a Ph.D. in isotope geochemistry from Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory). See Brenda's full bio.

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