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The Overpopulation Project

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Earth Wars: Nature Strikes Back

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

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.

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.

From bodily autonomy back to family planning

UNFPA should prioritize new international family planning programmes aiming at birth control through voluntary choice.

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.

Demographers fail to acknowledge the effect of population growth on climate change

A recently published article asked European demographers about their attitudes towards climate change and population growth.

Humanity needs to halt both population growth and climate change

The next few years will be crucial in the work to limit global climate disruption and stop the depletion of vital ecosystems.

IUCN recognizes the importance of attending to population to preserve biodiversity

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has passed a motion reaffirming the importance of addressing population matters.

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.

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.

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