Page Turners Book Club

Welcome to the “Population Connection Page Turners” book club! Meetings to discuss books or long-form publications relevant to population issues will be held periodically throughout the year. Joining Population Connection Page Turners offers an opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with other Population Connection members and with Population Connection staff.

Although we encourage you to find these books at your local library or local, independent book store, they are also available to purchase on Amazon.

Please reach out to if you have any questions about the club or how to participate. We hope you’ll be able to join us!

The final Page Turners meeting of 2022 with a lively discussion on “The Ministry of the Future”

Upcoming Meeting

Earth for All: A Survival Guide for Humanity

By Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Owen Gaffney, Jayati Ghosh, Jorgen Randers, Johan Rockstrom, and Per Espen Stoknes

In Earth for All, a renowned collective of scientists and economists from across the globe unveil a compelling vision for our future. Building upon the revelations of The Limits to Growth, which rocked the world five decades ago, they now confront the stark reality: we stand precariously on the precipice of a global crisis.

Within the pages, the authors present a roadmap for change, proposing five key shifts that can lead humanity toward shared prosperity while respecting the limits of our planet. However, their argument that unequal resource distribution is driving our environmental crises, rather than overpopulation, is very misleading. Read more about our statement on the report here.

This will be an engaging discussion delving into the links between population dynamics, sustainable development, and economic systems.

Date: Tuesday, August 1st
Time: 4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PT

Register Here

Past Meetings

2023 Meetings


The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion – By Dr. Diana Greene Foster


Walking with Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet – By Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

2022 Meetings


The Book of Hope – By Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams


Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World – By Katharine Hayhoe


8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World – By Jennifer D. Sciubba


Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist – By Kate Raworth


The Ministry for the Future – By Kim Stanley Robinson

2021 Meetings


One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger – By Matthew Yglesias


Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future – By Elizabeth Kolbert


Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? – By Alan Weisman


The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World – By Paul Morland


The New Climate War – By Michael E. Mann