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The Overpopulation Project


Population growth has contributed 80% of ecological overshoot

The human enterprise is in overshoot, depleting essential ecosystems and polluting the ecosphere beyond nature’s assimilative capacity.

Why Modern Monetary Theory is good news for population policy

A relatively new macroeconomics – modern monetary theory (MMT) – has strong evidentiary support and is good news for population activists.

Ending the sixth mass extinction

The chief cause of the Sixth Mass Extinction is exponential human population growth that has far exceeded Earth’s human carrying capacity.

The moral imperative of depopulation

The current 8 billion has resulted in an escalating war on nature almost everywhere, even with very uneven production-consumption around the globe.

Can we engineer our way out of the climate crisis?

We will not make progress until we address the factor that corporate structures want us to ignore: the rapid expansion of human population.

Declining population and GDP growth

A declining population can bring about changes that reduce unemployment, increase wages, and lead to a larger real GDP per capita.

Biodiversity and the roles of human population and consumption: a debate

Population increase leads to faster consumption of resources, destruction of nature and decreasing biological diversity.

The Quixotic pursuit of sustainability

Atmospheric carbon has topped 420 parts per million this year, higher than at any time in the past 3 million years.

Earth’s nature is being ravaged by population growth

Humanity's rapid expansion leads to environmental destruction. Population growth needs to be ended as soon as possible for sustainability.

The role of population growth during three decades of increasing carbon emissions

A dominant narrative in climate change debates asserts that addressing population growth is not relevant for climate mitigation.