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Chennai, India, Experiences Water Emergency; Other Global Cities Face Same Fate

Water scarcity. If the term isn’t deeply familiar or downright dreadful to you at the moment, now is the time to take a step back and appreciate the privilege that comes with having an easily-accessible source of clean, potable water (likely located in your own home). For the past five months, the majority of the […]

World Population Day 2019

July 11, 2019, marks 30 years of observing World Population Day. Since the first World Population Day, in 1989, a lot has changed. Global population had just reached the 5 billion milestone two years earlier. China’s draconian one-child policy was in full force. The HIV/AIDS crisis was in its early years, and treatments were in […]

The World Has Always Been Changing. This Time, We’re The Cause.

Despite the climate-change-denying tendencies of one of its major donors, the newly-reopened Hall of Fossils at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., welcomes every fossil fanatic to consider a question found throughout its 31,000-square-foot gallery: “How Are We Changing The Planet?” Disclaimer: This isn’t your traditional dinosaur display. I was lucky enough to […]

Let’s Commit to Funding Displaced People’s Reproductive Health Care on World Refugee Day

Globally, there are more than 70 million forcibly displaced people, including refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and asylum-seekers. Among the 25.9 million refugees, close to 50% are women and girls. For refugee women, access to basic services not only includes food, water, and shelter, but also family planning and safe delivery services. When displaced from […]

New UN Population Report Is a Call to Action

7.7 billion today, 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100 These are the medium population projections, according to new data from the UN, released yesterday as the 2019 Revision of the World Population Prospects. Regional Variation Population growth won’t be even across regions. In fact, while Africa’s population is […]

Want to Save the Planet? Invest in Family Planning.

Universal access to the full spectrum of reproductive care is both a human right and a sustainability imperative. Research shows that slowing global population growth has substantial implications for mitigating climate change, by reducing future carbon emissions by 16-29%. In fact, the impacts of slower population growth are so expansive that they have the potential […]

We Can End Obstetric Fistula in a Generation

At Population Connection, we believe that everyone, regardless of where in the world they live, should be able to access the quality reproductive health services they need to live healthy lives. Today, on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, we acknowledge the tragic health and social implications of obstetric fistula, and thank organizations working around […]

Avengers: Endgame and The Snap: Did Thanos Get It Right?

This post contains spoilers for multiple Avengers movies, including Endgame. Seriously, you’ve been warned. We’ve been talking about writing an Avengers: Endgame post for a few weeks now, given the obvious thematic connection to our work on global population growth. We haven’t done it until now because, the internet being what it is, someone will […]

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