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“Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All”

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Utah’s beautiful, pristine, and expansive natural environment has been greatly degraded in recent years, fueled by high population growth and rapid growth of its resource extraction-based economic sectors. Utah’s leaders are actively planning to accommodate a predicted doubling of the population in the next 20 to 30 years – especially along the urban Wasatch Front.

UPEC was founded in 1997 initially to provide a data-based foundation for considering population and environment concerns and issues. It is managed and directed by board members who meet regularly (please see Who We Are).

OUR MISSION: Envisioning a sustainable, healthy and happy human population living in harmony with the natural environment

We believe it is our responsibility as citizens of the earth to be concerned about the environment, sustainability, and population. We place special value on the unique heritage and landscape of the state of Utah.

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All the people: what happens if humanity’s ranks start to shrink?

A recent article in the Lancet medical journal has been getting a lot of press for predicting that the global population will decline sooner than most experts predict — at 9.7 billion in 2064. But a) that’s still way too many people for this roasting planet and b) the authors are more optimistic about improvements […]

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Indonesia’s New Coronavirus Concern: A Post-Pandemic Baby Boom

With restrictions in place, millions stopped visiting clinics for contraceptives, says the government, which promotes family planning as part of its fight against child malnutrition… https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/10/world/asia/indonesia-coronvirus-baby-boom.html

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The pandemic could lead to a ‘baby bust’ of almost half a million fewer births, a major think tank

projectsinsider@insider.com (Juliana Kaplan) Brookings Institute economists predict that the coronavirus pandemic will lead to what they call a “baby bust” — not a baby boom… https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/the-pandemic-could-lead-to-a-baby-bust-of-almost-half-a-million-fewer-births-a-major-think-tank-projects/ar-BB15CuYg?ocid=spartandhp

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Phone: (801) 508-4667

Mail: UPEC P.O. Box 520402
Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0402

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