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Water warning: Our most precious resource is overused and drying up

August 24, 2023 | Post

A new report reveals that 25 countries, home to a quarter of the global population, are experiencing “extreme” water stress, meaning they are using at least 80% of their available freshwater supply every year. And it’s going to get worse. World Water Week, an annual conference on global water issues…...

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Re: Humans Face Major Population 'Correction' This Century, Scientist Warns

August 22, 2023 | Post

We submitted a letter to the editor in response to a Newsweek article on August 22. As we did not receive a response, we are featuring the letter below. We encourage all our members and supporters to make their voices heard! See our media guide for advice on how to…...

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Re: Extreme water stress faced by countries home to quarter of world population

August 16, 2023 | Post

We submitted a letter to The Guardian on August 16 in response to an article about water stress. We did not receive a response so are featuring it below. We encourage all our members and supporters to make their voices heard! See our media guide for advice on how to…...

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Re: The Deluge Facing Africa’s Leaders Is Going to Get Worse

August 15, 2023 | Post

The New York Times recently published an opinion piece that touches on the peace and security risks of rapidly growing populations in the Sahel region of Africa. We sent a letter to the editor but did not receive a response, so we are featuring our reply below. We encourage all…...

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Lemurs, science and women's empowerment: Q&A with Lemur Love

August 9, 2023 | Post

Through our Global Partners program, Population Connection supports a growing number of grassroots organizations around the world working to increase access to education, public health and family planning services. Their efforts make a vital difference in their local communities and represent the “final step” in our shared work to make…...

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Re: We Will Never Run Out of Resources

August 4, 2023 | Post

The Wall Street Journal recently published an opinion piece that made some rather astonishing, unsubstantiated claims. We sent a letter to the editor but did not receive a response, so we are featuring our reply below. We encourage all our members and supporters who come across misleading media stories like…...

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So over overshoot — let’s change the narrative

August 2, 2023 | Post

Marking the day on which humanity has used up all the natural resources that the Earth can renew in one year, Earth Overshoot Day has been falling ever earlier due to growing population and consumption. It is one of the starkest annual reminders of how unsustainable our human enterprise is.…...

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Climate crisis: The deadly pairing of high vulnerability and rapid population growth

July 20, 2023 | Post

World leaders are still largely ignoring the urgent need to increase funding for international family planning programs – a need exacerbated by the escalating climate crisis. A new report adds to previous scientific warnings that the most vulnerable areas are also experiencing the fastest population growth, which means that the…...

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Re: How a Vast Demographic Shift Will Reshape the World

July 17, 2023 | Post

We submitted the following letter to the editor on July 17, 2023, and are sharing it below since it wasn't published by The New York Times. We encourage all our members and supporters to make their voices heard! See our media guide for advice on how to do that. You…...

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World Population Day: Five reasons to stop panicking over low birth rates

July 7, 2023 | Post

July 11 is World Population Day, a United Nations observance day which seeks to raise awareness of population issues. There are many misconceptions about demographic trends and their implications. Even though our global population soared past the 8 billion mark last November and is projected to keep growing to over…...

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