End of Civilization: Children of Men

Children of Men

  1. Describe scientific basis, if any, for the movie’s plot.

In this movie humans are facing extinction due to infertility. Society is descending into anarchy. People are colonizing and testing their theories. But when one woman is found pregnant there is urgency to guide her to a location where scientists can study her.


2. To what extent would it be reasonable to worry about this scenario?

Infertility in men has been found to be lowered by BPA and junk food. 1 in 5 men have 5 to 15% of sperm were found to be healthy enough to be classified as normal. This is making scientists nervous. Another possibility is that people are having problems with meiosis. This issue could be a serious problem in the future. On the other hand, there are around seven billion people on the planet. So this is not an issue to be concerned about in our lifetime.