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The Overpopulation Project

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Breaking boundaries but not population taboos

The book Breaking Boundaries explains the basics of how the Earth works and how humanity is rocking the boat, ecologically speaking.

The Hidden Dividends of Stopping Population Growth

Smaller populations have important benefits, including more honest and responsive governments and happier citizens.

Population in the IPCC’s new mitigation report

A new IPCC report confirms that population increase and economic growth are the main drivers of greenhouse gas emissions.

Nine strategies to stop short of 9 Billion – ten years on

Evolving from a public health issue to one of human rights, access to contraceptive options has increased in many countries.

Just population policies for an overpopulated world

After three decades of neglect, more environmentalists are waking back up to the need to limit human numbers.

Ethicists recognize that limiting population growth is key to addressing climate change

Faced with global climate change, climate ethicists have begun to address the role of population and the need for limits to growth.

Population Dynamics, the Concept of a “System,” and the Law of Unintended Consequences

A persuasive case can be made that globally the size of the human population is already too large and should be reduced.

Earth Wars: Nature Strikes Back

There is a need for international cooperation to address population growth and consumption as driving factors of environmental destruction.

What is the optimal human population? An eminent economist weighs in

A recent book from a Cambridge University economist finds that an optimal human population might range from 500 million to 5 billion.

Are we overpopulated already?

With the world’s population growing by more than 80 million annually, the environmental case for addressing population growth seems clear.

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