Press Releases

Population Connection statement on the new IHME fertility projections

March 21, 2024 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New fertility projections by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) published in The Lancet are being portrayed by some outlets as a shocking impending crash in the number of births worldwide. The study shows no such thing, however. Using sophisticated models, the authors projected that…...

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Population Connection Urges Swift Passage of National Security Act

February 6, 2024 | Press Releases

Population Connection has always believed that the United States needs a well-regulated immigration system, consistent with basic human and civil rights. That’s why we support the just-released bipartisan Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act slated for Senate consideration later this week. Key provisions include: Termination of parole under which migrants…...

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Elon Musk is wrong: A “baby bust” is the opposite of our problem

July 6, 2023 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Next Tuesday, July 11, is World Population Day, a United Nations observance day established in 1989 to raise awareness of the urgency and importance of population issues. It’s not a well-known day, but it should be. Misinformation about demographic trends abounds thanks to increasingly common “baby bust”…...

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Earth4All report: Is population growth really irrelevant?

March 28, 2023 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A provocative new report argues that it is unequal resource distribution, rather than overpopulation, that is driving our environmental crises, but this claim is misleading, as demonstrated by the report’s own data. The new report was produced by Earth4All, a collaborative initiative by prominent think-tanks The Club…...

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Population Connection Statement on COP15 Biodiversity Agreement

December 19, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 190 countries that are parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD) reached a major agreement to conserve nature today. Population Connection welcomes the new Global Biodiversity Framework’s aim to protect 30% of all land and sea areas by 2030, but the agreement…...

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Population Connection Statement on a World of 8 Billion

November 15, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, November 15, 2022, the world population has officially grown to 8 billion, according to the UN. While light-hearted media stories about the “8 billionth baby” will likely abound, not enough attention is being paid to what our huge and growing numbers mean for humanity and our…...

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Population Connection Statement on Earth Overshoot Day

July 27, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28 is this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, meaning we’ve already used up our natural resource budget for the whole year. The date moves each year, usually forward, depending on how much of the planet’s resources humans have consumed since January 1. Of course, the Earth won’t stop…...

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Population Connection Statement on World Population Reaching 8 Billion

July 11, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New population data from the United Nations published today reveals that we will reach a major milestone this November: becoming a world of eight billion. The UN World Population Prospects 2022 show that we will likely reach 9.7 billion by mid-century and 10.4 billion by 2080. The…...

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