World Population Milestones Throughout History

June 23, 2021 | Post

When Did the World Population Reach 1 Billion? Until the Industrial Revolution began, birth rates and death rates were both very high, which kept the global human population relatively stable. In fact, it took all of human history, until around 1800, to reach 1 billion people. Modern medicine and sanitation…...

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What Is the Carrying Capacity of Earth?

May 14, 2021 | Post

Alex Casey, Communications Fellow, reports on a conversation she had with Joel E. Cohen, author of How Many People Can the Earth Support? What Does Carrying Capacity Mean? [caption id="attachment_2489" align="alignleft" width="161"] Joel Cohen on March 2, 2011 | © El Programa DIA, Desarrollo de Inteligencia a través del arte[/caption]…...

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Ten Population and Environment Connections

April 13, 2021 | Post

Human caused environmental changes, while felt everywhere, manifest differently by location. A forest you once explored on the periphery of New York State’s Adirondack Park may have large clearings from decreased fracking regulations—a relic from the Trump administration. You may have been ordered to evacuate your coastal home on the…...

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2021 Digital Capitol Hill Days

March 31, 2021 | Post

The pandemic has drastically elucidated the vast inequities within the global public health sphere, particularly crippling access to comprehensive reproductive health care. Our commitment to fighting for reproductive rights and health- albeit digitally-remains unwavering. With a year of virtually gathering experience under our belt, we approached our annual advocacy event,…...

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Making Population Connections in Our Crowded Hectic World

March 11, 2021 | Post

We don’t talk about population issues to a classroom of fifth-graders the same way we would at a retirement community—although our core population stabilization message is always there. Closing gaps between what we intend to say and what others may hear requires an understanding of what others bring to the…...

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21 Reasons We Need Population Stabilization in 2021

January 8, 2021 | Post

2020—the most abysmal year in recent memory—has finally come to an end. Now that we’re onto a new year with a new presidential administration, a new Congress, and a new COVID-19 vaccine, we can set our sights on brighter days (although this week’s sedition attempt was certainly a rough start…...

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2020 Summer of HER

September 2, 2020 | Post

On August 29, we wrapped up another successful Summer of HER with #Fight4HER’s 3rd annual HER Summit. Unlike in previous years, when we’ve gathered in person, this year was completely digital, with two separate summits for eastern and western states. Even so, over 400 dedicated #Fight4HER activists from across the…...

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High Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa

July 8, 2020 | Post

The African continent is home to approximately 1.34 billion people, and that number is about to get much larger. Because of high fertility rates in many African countries, the continent has the highest rate of population growth in the world: 2.5% per year. Though fertility rates are high throughout the…...

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We Can't Fight for Reproductive Rights Without Confronting Racial Injustice

June 10, 2020 | Post

Over the past two weeks, we have witnessed an incredible outpouring of highly justified protest against racial injustice following the brutal murders by police of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. These crimes are stark reminders that despite progress, the world we live in is still profoundly unjust. As a white…...

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Conference Call With Population Connection Members to Discuss Population Growth and Pandemics

May 4, 2020 | Post

Population Connection · John Seager COVID-19 Presentation Note: The audio in John’s presentation scrambles for a bit a couple minutes in (working from home has its tech challenges)—please skip ahead and continue listening! During the Q+A, there were many great questions that John wasn't able to answer because of time…...

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