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Another Bad Idea: Appointing an Abstinence-only Zealot to Manage the Nation’s Sex Ed Programs

“Last week, President Donald Trump appointed a longstanding advocate of abstinence sex education to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and leftwing groups are furious.” You’ve got that right, Breitbart. Furious is how anyone with a brain capable of critical thinking feels about this appointment. Valerie Huber was co-founder and president/CEO of Ascend, […]

Are we slowing population growth?

Earlier this week, I wrote about how Population Connection works to slow population growth. This post addresses how we measure the impact of our work. We can’t estimate how many unintended pregnancies we’ve prevented, the way clinics can do, for example. Coming up with metrics for any social movement is difficult, since there are so many […]

How Does Population Connection Work for a Stable Population if It Doesn’t Provide Family Planning Services?

It’s true that Population Connection doesn’t provide health services. We are not medical professionals—we don’t develop new methods of birth control or conduct vasectomy clinics or even typically hand out condoms. And yes, family planning services and women’s desire to use them are what ultimately lower birthrates and bring our world closer to a stable […]

Should the United States Should Stop Incentivizing Childbearing with Tax Advantages?

If so, it’s not a hill we’re willing to die on. We are often asked why we don’t lobby for an end to “government incentives for people to have children.” Some believe that the tax breaks people get in the United States might lead them to have more children than they would otherwise have, and […]

And the winners are….

Climate change, ocean health, rapid urbanization—each of these major global challenges are affected and exacerbated by human population growth. Population Education’s World of 7 Billion student video contest challenged students to tackle one of these topics by creating short, creative videos addressing the issue and offering at least one idea for a sustainable solution. More […]

Population Connection Members Reach Out on Earth Day

For Earth Day 2017, more than 100 Population Connection members across the U.S. made the “population connection” in their communities! Our supporters represented Population Connection at 16 different tabling events across the country! Eleven dedicated members volunteered alongside staff member Maeve Doolittle in San Francisco, California: Long-time activist Paul Rodgers and staff member Heaven Edwards […]

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 […]

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