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Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All – Roundtable Video

Steven Bannister presents a roundtable event at the Salt Lake City Public Library. Presenting “Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All” a White Paper by the Utah Population and Environment Council (UPEC). Providing a unique perspective on Utah’s declining fertility rate and future inevitable decline in population growth rates and how this correlates with a better quality of life for everyone.

You can read “Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All” here.

letter clever cleaner cars needed in utah

Letter: Clever, Cleaner Cars Needed in Utah

UPEC’s Andrew Schoenberg concludes that “the prediction of the Utah population doubling makes it even more important that most of us reduce our additions to air pollution and global warming gases by switching to fuel efficient vehicles such as EVs and PHEVs.”

In a recent letter to the Salt Lake Tribune, he writes:

“A recent Salt Lake Tribune editorial recommended that Utah join California in its efforts to require car manufacturers to meet or exceed the federal mandated corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards. These require a 54 miles per gallon (mpg) average fuel efficiency for cars by 2025. The Trump administration wants all states including California to reduce the CAFE standards to a maximum of 37 mpg.”

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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

Click on an image to read more and see a larger version:

Mexico City Waves of Humanity
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Fire
Industrial Feedlot in Brazil
South City Mall in Kolkata, India
Greenhouses covering the landscape in Spain
British Columbia clear-cut forest
Trash wave surfer in Indonesia
Rectangular fields landscape in China
Cows and smoke in Brazil
Kern River Oil Wells in California
Dead Plastic-Fed Albatross in Midway
Hill-side slum in Haiti
Old-growth forest cleared for dam in Oregon

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