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Four Ideas for Earth Day 2017 That Will Make a Statement Against Trump

1. March for Science Donald Trump is not a man of science: He believes climate change is a hoax, has proposed cuts to many different types of scientific research, and is working to undo important environmental regulations on power plants and other pollution-heavy industries. Take part in the national March for Science this weekend (you […]

Why Don’t Environmental Groups Talk About Human Population Growth?

Most of the United States-based environmental groups do acknowledge that human population growth is a contributing factor to environmental degradation and the strain placed on natural resources (see this blog post by the Natural Resources Defense Council, this blog post by Conservation International, this page on the World Wildlife Fund website, and this event description […]

Making the Population Connection this Earth Day

Preserving our beautiful planet has been central to Population Connection’s mission since it was founded as Zero Population Growth in 1968. Our members know that every single environmental challenge — including climate change — is made more difficult by a continually growing population. Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22, and Population Connection members and […]

Whatever happened to “ZPG?”

We regularly hear from our members and supporters that they liked our old name—Zero Population Growth (ZPG) better. It felt more descriptive of our mission, was more action-oriented, and more urgent. Don’t fix what ain’t broke, right? Well, the truth is, what started out as an effective name DID start to seem “broken” after the […]

Why Is There No Birth Control for Men?

“Right now the chemical burden for contraception relies solely on the female. That’s an unfair balance in the equation,” says Charles Easley, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, who is involved in the development of a male pill. I agree with this understatement. I think most people would agree that it’s about time […]

Deepen your engagement with Population Connection

You’ve asked for it, and we’re excited to announce that we’ve answered your call! We’re Maeve and Heaven, and we’re here to assist and support you in your efforts to mobilize and act! Following the election, Population Connection received unprecedented calls from our members looking for ways to get more involved in their communities. We’re […]

Reproductive Justice Belongs to Everyone

Access to modern contraceptives is a universal human right—women everywhere, no matter their circumstances, deserve the dignity of controlling their own fertility. However, access remains uneven at best. 225 million women in the developing world who would like to delay or avoid childbirth are unable to do so. In the developed world, other barriers often […]

Are Coercive Population Policies Ever Warranted?

How about I answer that question with a question: Are you comfortable with your government deciding how many children you may have, and also how any births beyond that number will be prevented?   We aren’t either. No government is ever justified in dictating the number of children its citizens may have. Freedom from reproductive […]

Add another to the list—giraffes are now facing the consequences of human population

In a year filled with many…memorable…milestones, 2016 closed with a truly depressing one, as giraffes were added to a list of “vulnerable” species headed towards eventual extinction for the first time. Their numbers have declined precipitously over the last three decades, according to a report released by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, […]

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