2022 Off to a Busy Start for Population Connection Members!

Written by Natalie Widel, Director of Digital Marketing | Published: March 21, 2022

Page Turners Book Club

cover image of The Book of Hope

Population Connection began 2022 with a well-attended Page Turners book club meeting in January. Over 60 members and supporters met to discuss The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams. Readers particularly loved the positive and hopeful tone of this book, and many said they felt inspired by the advocacy work of young people in tackling climate change for a better future for our planet.

The next book club selection is Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World, written by Katharine Hayhoe. We will meet on Zoom on March 24 at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT to discuss this bestseller. Learn more and sign up to join us at popconnect.org/virtual-events/book-club/.

screenshot of January 2022 book club meeting
Screenshot of January 2022 Page Turners book club meeting

Population and Climate Change

President and CEO John Seager gave a talk titled Glaring Emissions: Linking Population Growth and Climate Change in late February. As we near a global population of 8 billion people, it’s critical that we look at how different population growth trajectories could affect global greenhouse gas emissions throughout the rest of the century. A recording of the talk is available on our website at popconnect.org/virtual-events/glaring-emissions/.

portrait of Hannah EvansWe’ll continue to analyze how population trends impact the environment during our spring Demography Series. Senior Analyst Hannah Evans will present once a month from March to June, shedding light on the interconnections between population dynamics, social demography, and environmental sustainability—with a particular focus on the climate crisis. The first session, Introduction to Demography, took place on March 9. Watch the recording and sign up to join us for future sessions at popconnect.org/virtual-events/demography-series/.

Our Membership Relations team will host a number of events in April to celebrate Earth Day. Please visit popconnect.org/virtual-events/earth-day-2022/ to find out how to participate! We encourage you to contact us at engage@popconnect.org with questions on how to join any of our events, as well as to offer ideas for future events. We hope to see you virtually in 2022!