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The Overpopulation Project

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The Catholic Church and contraception

Much of the papal document Humanae Vitae was written by the future pope John Paul II, and Paul VI later came to regret the text.

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.

An ecologically sustainable future requires addressing both population and consumption

Changing the 'status quo' to properly address both growth in human population and consumption is a difficult challenge.

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.

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