There was a brownout in New York City in the Fall of 1965. The result was a
statistically significant increase in births nine months later.
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> Subject: Blackout and Population Growth
> But the problem is that widespread participation in a blackout could
> result in a sharp spike upwards in the birthrate with long-term adverse
> effects on the environment. Charles says: "Light a candle to the sun
> god, kiss and tell, make love, tell ghost stories, do something instead
> of watching television, have fun in the dark."
> Think about it: Millions of couples, wide awake in the dark, doing good
> by "having fun in the dark". Perhaps this is not a good tactic.