2020 Digital Capitol Hill Days

March 24, 2020 | Post

The Chilling Effect: How the U.S. exports its anti-choice agenda Melvine Ouyo, #Fight4HER Advocate Dickson Okong'o, Executive Director, STRETCHERS Samantha Luffy, Policy Research Associate, CHANGE Mark Hathaway MD, MPH, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Technical Advisor, MCSP/Jhpiego (and Population Connection board member) Reproductive Justice in Global Contexts Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng,…...

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COVID-19: Pandemics and Population Growth

March 20, 2020 | Post

All any of us are reading about these days is the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The Democratic Primary? Harry and Meghan ditching their royal crowns and moving to Canada? It truly seems as if those previously all-consuming stories have been forgotten and replaced with articles about TP altercations, sports cancellations, and…...

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World Wildlife Day 2020: Sustaining All Life on Earth

March 3, 2020 | Post

More than a billion animals died in Australia’s bushfires over the past few months. Animals including koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies—cute, furry marsupials that the world adores. The public outpouring of support to rehabilitate the injured animals that survived the fires has been inspiring. Extrapolating on my own experience, the grief…...

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Scientists Call for Population Stabilization—and Gradual Reduction—to Mitigate "Climate Emergency"

November 6, 2019 | Post

Over 11,000 scientists from 153 countries signed on to an article—"World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency"—published in BioScience yesterday, declaring that we're facing a "climate emergency." Prominent climate scientist James Hansen is among the signatories. It's a short piece, published in the "Viewpoint" section of the academic journal, and…...

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2019 Summer of HER

August 29, 2019 | Post

In June, we kicked off the 2019 Summer of HER (Health, Empowerment, and Rights) Activist Institute. We’re thrilled to be spending the summer developing activists who can lead the #Fight4HER across the country. Fellows, under the direction of our standout field organizers, will spend the summer learning essential organizing skills…...

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We Need to Save the Bugs — Even the Ones That Bite

August 12, 2019 | Post

They’re one of earth’s smallest species, but they’re at the center of one of this century’s biggest environmental crises: insects. These little creepy-crawlies are dying out rapidly. Even more concerning? Not many people care. Recently, people have started thinking about the bees and what their disappearance means for our agricultural…...

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World Population Day 2019

July 3, 2019 | Post

July 11, 2019, marks 30 years of observing World Population Day. Since the first World Population Day, in 1989, a lot has changed. Global population had just reached the 5 billion milestone two years earlier. China’s draconian one-child policy was in full force. The HIV/AIDS crisis was in its early…...

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Want to Save the Planet? Invest in Family Planning.

June 17, 2019 | Post

Universal access to the full spectrum of reproductive care is both a human right and a sustainability imperative. Research shows that slowing global population growth has substantial implications for mitigating climate change, by reducing future carbon emissions by 16-29%. In fact, the impacts of slower population growth are so expansive…...

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Avengers: Endgame and The Snap: Did Thanos Get It Right?

May 21, 2019 | Post

This post contains spoilers for multiple Avengers movies, including Endgame. Seriously, you’ve been warned. We’ve been talking about writing an Avengers: Endgame post for a few weeks now, given the obvious thematic connection to our work on global population growth. We haven’t done it until now because, the internet being…...

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Human Activities Threaten Up to 1 Million Species With Extinction

May 7, 2019 | Post

The UN just presented a teaser of its most comprehensive report on biodiversity since 2005, and the central point it makes is devastating: Up to a million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, and human activity is to blame. Changes in land and sea use, direct species exploitation,…...

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