Letter: ‘Just say no’ to endless population growth

Salt Lake Tribune Nov. 10, 2015 original: http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3157714-155/letter-just-say-no-to-endless Gov. Gary Herbert seemed almost cheerful that we will have a state population of 4 million by 2030. "Accelerated growth" (Herbert's words) is considered positive. Exponential growth has a more ominous connotation. Seventy percent of our population growth is being produced nightly in bedrooms throughout the state. No matter how many electric vehicles we buy, how much Tier 3 gas we...
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Why should the world’s population be a concern of the world’s religions?

Why should the world’s population be a concern of the world’s religions? By: Beth Blattenberger Because we care about our children, and their children, and all future generations. We want everyone to have healthy food, clean water, shelter, health care, personal safety and other essentials. Today, although there is enough food for everyone, it is not being produced sustainably and is often not healthy. Because we understand that we live on a finite planet, and that not living within ou...
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Links to other Organizations

Family Planning 2020 is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how to have children. Planned Parenthood Pathfinder International, based in Massachusetts, supports sexual and reproductive health throughout the world. UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability PopOffsets, started by the British organization Population Matters, helps individuals and organizations to offset their...
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