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Nature Journal: Slow down population growth

Orignaly written in Nature Jornal by John Bongaarts Within a decade, women everywhere should have access to quality contraceptive services, argues John Bongaarts. George Osodi/Panos Oshodi market in Lagos. In 2100, our planet is expected to be home to 11.2 billion people. That’s a more than 50% increase on today’s 7.3 billion1. This expansion of humanity is likely to be spread...

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Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

Re-posted from The Guardian How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people Alan Rusbridger on why you should care about climate change Join the Guardian’s climate change campaign Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot is available to buy Click on an image to read more and see a larger version: ...

Climate Change, Consumerism, Consumption, deforestation, farming, food securty, oceans, oil, pollution, population, poverty

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Though climate change is a crisis, the population threat is even worse

Originally posted at The Guardian by Stephen Emmott While the Paris climate summit focuses on global warming, the key issue is the prospect of 10 billion people on Earth The perennial cry: we need to talk about climate change. And this week, with world leaders in Paris, we have been. But only up to a point. For the likely impact of the rising global population is almost entirely absent, not only...

Climate Change, Consumerism, Consumption, Food, Global, Water

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Letter: ‘Just say no’ to endless population growth

Salt Lake Tribune Nov. 10, 2015 original: 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...

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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...

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Parliament of the World’s Religions – Salt Lake City – October 15 through 19, 2015

  What: The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions When: October 15 – 19, 2015 Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Visit our booth at the Parliament. UPEC will be in Exhibit Hall A, Space # 916.  Salt Palace Conv Ctr Map       Parliament  Booth Map  The Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering...

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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...

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