population

“Factfullness” and Understanding Population Impacts

The news these days just objectively feels pretty depressing, doesn’t it? Political polarization, nuclear threats, misguided trade deals, destructive natural disasters, and a rapidly increasing global population might even induce panic or paranoia for those paying close attention. And, let’s face it. Some of this is for good reason! While we are bombarded with the […]

Pollinator Week 2018: Making the Population Connection

June 18-24 marks a weeklong celebration of the hardworking critters that fertilize our planet’s flowering plants! Let’s take this National Pollinator Week to recognize both the indispensable contributions of pollinators in our daily lives—and the major threats they face thanks in part to rapid population growth. Bees may be at the center of the spotlight […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with Population Connection!

This weekend, 116 dedicated members in 24 states will be going to 55 events in their communities to raise awareness about the importance of population stabilization. A calendar of all events can be found here. Population Connection members will be petitioning for the Global HER Act, raising awareness about the danger that runaway population growth […]

Addressing the Global Challenge of Child Marriage

Each year, 15 million girls under the age of 18 are married. That’s more than 41,000 girls each day. 28 girls each minute. One girl every 2 seconds. This summer, the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) held a panel discussion to present their research on the Economic Impacts of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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