Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Jeremy Grantham, co-founder of GMO. This battle has been his focus for the last 13 years. Its chief goal: to decarbonize the global economy.

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Grantham ended his letter by warning that major chemical companies could soon be hit by widespread bans on some of their key products. Getty Images High-profile investor Jeremy Grantham warned in a letter that falling birth rates in the developed world could accelerate in coming years due to increasing chemical toxicity, allowing only wealthy people to have children.

In recent years, economists have raised concern about the impact on economic growth of slowing birth rates in the developed world. Grantham, who co-founded GMO in the s and is famous for calling the last two major market bubbles, said that trend is poised to accelerate due to increased chemical toxicity in the environment and food products.

While acknowledging that changes in lifestyle choices is responsible for at least some of the slowing birth rates, Graham said increased chemical toxicity is making it harder for women to conceive and lowering sperm counts in men. VIDEO The Exchange He also pointed to dramatic population declines in some species of insects as an example of how increased chemicals in the environment can hurt reproduction rates. He ended his letter by warning that major chemical companies could soon be hit by widespread bans on some of their key products.

GMO has struggled in recent years, however. Grantham has long expressed public concern about environmental issues, including launching the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment in Related Tags.


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His firm seeks to understand historical changes in markets and predict results for seven years into the future. When there is deviation from historical means averages , the firm may take an investment position based on a return to the mean. The firm allocates assets based on internal predictions of market direction. Grantham claims to have mostly avoided investing in Japanese equities and real estate in the late eighties, as well as technology stocks during the Internet bubble in the late nineties. You can perhaps only have that degree of confidence if you have been to the history books as much as we have and looked at every bubble and every bust. We have found that there are no exceptions.


Jeremy Grantham warns eventually only the rich will procreate as chemicals leave the poor sterile

Those gains, they add, are estimated in so-called real terms, meaning in addition to any general price inflation. They are typically in slower-growing businesses. Naturally investors will need strong nerves to buy into the maelstrom of the global pandemic. But those who are investing retirement accounts such as a k or an IRA should be thinking in horizons of five, 10, or even 20 years, financial advisers say. Ben Inker, head of asset allocation at GMO, confirms that the collapse of emerging market stock prices this month has added to what was already an enormous opportunity for investors.

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