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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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Celebrating the power of family planning on World Contraception Day

September 26, 2023 | Post

Today, September 26th, is World Contraception Day. Not many people are aware of this observance day, but they should be — modern contraception may be humankind’s greatest invention. The development of rubber condoms in the 1850s, the birth control pill a century later, and subsequently a whole smorgasbord of contraceptive…...

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Revealed: Elon Musk is spending millions on ‘population collapse’ research

September 22, 2023 | Post

The New York Times recently ran an opinion piece on how low birth rates will supposedly lead to population collapse. The article features a rather alarming graphic, which shows a steep population drop and apparent human extinction shortly after a peak at 10 billion in 2085. The author, Dean Spears,…...

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Re: The World’s Population May Peak in Your Lifetime. What Happens Next?

September 18, 2023 | Post

The New York Times published an opinion piece by the director of a new research initiative at the University of Texas in Austin, the Population Wellbeing Initiative. Nowhere in the author notes is this affiliation mentioned, nor is there mention of the $10 million grant from Elon Musk that helped…...

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Polluted air is shortening lives around the world

September 5, 2023 | Post

New data reveal particulate air pollution increased in 2021 as a result of population growth and industrialization, and still represents the greatest environmental threat to human health globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 99% of the global population breathes air that exceeds WHO safety limits. The University of…...

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Re: America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow

August 29, 2023 | Post

The New York Times recently ran an interactive feature on groundwater depletion in the United States. We responded with a letter to the editor on August 29, which wasn't published, so we are featuring it below. We encourage all our members and supporters to make their voices heard! See our…...

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