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The Overpopulation Project

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The population question: Toward a plan for global sustainability

A world with fewer people will allow for a more robust planetary ecosystem, and a higher quality of life for humans.

The benefits of declining populations

Natural population decline provides an opportunity to transition to a system that values sustainable and equitable human well-being.

Four compelling reasons to fear population growth

What once appeared as an immense, unmeasurable expanse of land is now more clearly perceived as finite and increasingly limited.

Overpopulation during my lifetime of eighty years

With the depletion of finite resources and the destruction of habitat, the movement of humans will become increasingly predictable.

Solutions to overpopulation and what you can do

Vote for politicians who acknowledge the detrimental impacts of population growth and propose political solutions.

Public believes population growth negative, risky, and requiring international attention, while politicians look the other way

Just because population growth is complicated and politicians are afraid to suggest solutions does not justify neglect of the issue.

When it comes to contraception and abortion, the Catholic Church remains in the Middle Ages

Ignoring scientific discoveries, as it did in the Galileo trial, Church doctrine reaches erroneous moral conclusions.

People and Planet – Sir David Attenborough’s take on overpopulation

Every environmental and social problem on this finite planet becomes more difficult and ultimately impossible to solve with even more people.

Is the Earth really overpopulated?

Yes, for two main reasons. First, people are rapidly displacing wildlife species across the globe, initiating a mass extinction event.

Population growth is a threat to the world’s climate

The curves of population growth and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere since 1880 almost precisely follow each other.

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