COP28: What were the outcomes?

December 19, 2023 | Post

Following two weeks of negotiations, the COP28 climate conference attended by delegates from almost 200 nations wrapped up in Dubai on Wednesday, December 13. Let’s take a quick look at what was agreed upon. For those with short attention spans, here’s a tl;dr: Is the COP28 agreement sufficient to meet…...

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How the spread of conservative pronatalism threatens women’s hard-won rights

December 12, 2023 | Post

With birth rates declining across the world as women gain more choices over their bodies and lives, governments and certain influencers are increasingly expressing concern over a supposed shortage of babies. Pronatalism (aka natalism), a political ideology that promotes childbirth, is gaining traction, and in its most conservative forms, presents…...

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Facts about the climate crisis that may surprise you

December 1, 2023 | Post

How much do different countries, sectors, and income groups contribute to climate change? Who are the biggest culprits? What are the top climate solutions? You might think you already know the answers to these questions, but you may be surprised. As this year’s most important international climate meeting kicks off…...

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How is climate change affecting family size decisions?

November 16, 2023 | Post

A new study is the first to empirically investigate the relationship between climate change concern and family size. The findings indicate that, unsurprisingly, increased concern is typically associated with less positive attitudes toward reproduction and an intention to have fewer or no children, but there are some interesting exceptions. Small…...

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Climate crisis: Governments failing on mitigation and adaptation

November 3, 2023 | Post

World leaders are failing abysmally on climate change mitigation, with global emissions continuing to increase, when what is needed to prevent catastrophic warming is a drastic reduction. Two new studies estimate that at current carbon emission rates, we will breach the critical 1.5°C threshold before 2030. In addition, a UN…...

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Re: The World Is Becoming More African

October 31, 2023 | Post

The New York Times recently published an article about population growth and the young age structure in sub-Saharan Africa. One of our board members, Melvine Ouyo, responded with a letter to the editor which we are featuring here as the Times did not publish it. We encourage all our members…...

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What is degrowth and how does it intersect with the population movement?

October 23, 2023 | Post

Degrowth, an environmental ideology that seeks to replace our current growth-based economic systems, has been gaining traction in recent years. Let’s explore what degrowth proponents aim to achieve and how this fits in with the goal of ending human population growth. The origins of degrowth The term ‘degrowth’ (translated from…...

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We’ve breached six of nine planetary boundaries

October 10, 2023 | Post

...and there's only one way to fix it A major scientific analysis has revealed that humanity has broken six out of nine planetary boundaries, including for climate change, biodiversity loss, and freshwater use, meaning we face a high risk of sudden or irreversible environmental changes. The study, published in the…...

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Re: Don’t Worry About Global Population Collapse

October 2, 2023 | Post

Bloomberg recently published a welcome voice of reason on the "baby bust" rhetoric. We responded with a letter to the editor which we are featuring here as Bloomberg did not publish it. We encourage all our members and supporters to make their voices heard! See our media guide for advice…...

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Support Abortion Access on International Safe Abortion Day

September 28, 2023 | Post

The majority of Americans believe people should have a say over whether to continue their own pregnancies. But since the Supreme Court agreed in May 2021 to hear the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, people in the U.S. have had to face the prospect, depending on their state…...

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