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In the News, December 2020

December 14, 2020 | Articles

Researchers at the University of Washington Publish New Population Projections The Lancet published new population projections by researchers at the University of Washington in July, and they are quite a departure from the United Nations projections. According to these new projections, the global population will peak in 2064 at 9.73…...

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President's Note December 2020

December 14, 2020 | Articles

My iPhone died on Election Day. It was disorienting. I’d grown accustomed—even addicted—to endless micro doses of what passes for reality in these hyperkinetic times. Instead, as final figures trickled in, I followed developments on a device descended from Philo Farnsworth’s image dissector (my television). If there is one thing…...

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Letters to the Editor, December 2020

December 14, 2020 | Articles

Last year, I traveled with a group of fellow physicians to the Philippines to perform anesthesia for a marathon of surgeries in a region just north of Manila. On numerous occasions while I was preparing to induce anesthesia, our patient would stop me, pull me close to her face, and…...

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Editorial Excerpts, December 2020

December 14, 2020 | Articles

In a strikingly clear message to those who would erode abortion rights in this nation, nearly 59 percent of Colorado voters struck down a proposed ban on abortions after 22 weeks of gestation. Women and doctors should be making these medical decisions, not politicians. … Women from across the nation…...

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Editor's Note, December 2020

December 14, 2020 | Articles

Never have I been gladder to see a year end—2020 has been a doozy, to put it mildly. A global pandemic, racial unrest more heightened than we’ve seen in decades, and a West Coast set ablaze, in part, by pyrotechnics at a gender reveal celebration. This year has been tragic,…...

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Webinars and Workshops

December 14, 2020 | Articles

This past year threw unprecedented challenges into all of our activities here at Population Connection, including Membership Relations. Our usual outreach events—tabling at farmers markets, hosting film screenings, attending community festivals and marches, and sending staff speakers around the country—haven’t been possible. So, we’ve pivoted to providing educational, interactive events…...

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In the News, September 2020

August 31, 2020 | Articles

Billions Will Suffer as Climate Warms A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences warns that as the earth’s average temperature rises, increasing numbers of people will be living in climate conditions most similar to those seen in the Sahara Desert today. The study’s authors concluded…...

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President's Note, September 2020

August 31, 2020 | Articles

When asked what brings about political change, former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan has often been cited as replying, “Events, dear boy. Events.” Looking past its peculiar phrasing and dubious provenance, there is truth here. More than 200 years of rapid population growth can be thought of as an event.…...

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Letters to the Editor, September 2020

August 31, 2020 | Articles

I just read the June issue of Population Connection—it was fantastic and full of information that is so needed. Thank you so much for all your work and continuous efforts to educate. Thank you also for an excellent editorial! I wonder if it is possible to receive additional copies that…...

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Editor's Note, September 2020

August 31, 2020 | Articles

As our country contends with its hideously violent and unjust history (and present, as recent incidents illuminate) toward Black people, we should also be examining our national attitude toward equity and inclusion abroad—especially in the poorest countries on earth, most of which happen to be located in sub-Saharan Africa. —Equity…...

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