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We Can Save the Planet if We React Decisively: The Healing Ozone Layer Is Proof

I admit, when I heard that today was International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, my initial reaction was confusion. Wait, I thought. The ozone layer gets its own day? I thought we already fixed that. Back in the 90s, we heard a lot about the holes in the ozone layer and how […]

A Burning Desire for Beef: Amazon Wildfires and the Brazilian Cattle Industry

As fires continue to burn in the Amazon Rainforest, celebrities express concern and top government officials pledge financial support. The Amazon has an utmost importance to the planet; it’s earth’s largest rainforest and home to a fifth of the world’s plants and birds. Environmentalists worry that the fires will lead to further species extinction and […]

No Room for Hate

Racists, nativists, and xenophobes are seeking to cloak their vile, repellent agenda with claims of concern about population growth and the environment. There is absolutely nothing green about white nationalism. Aptly dubbed “ecofascists,” their despicable dogma is anathema to Population Connection. Time and again we’ve proudly stood in support of treating our fellow human beings […]

Title X and Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule

Title X Origins The United States introduced its first official domestic family planning program for low-income Americans in 1970: the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act, Title X of the Public Health Service Act (known by the shorthand Title X, which is pronounced “ten”). Republican President Richard Nixon oversaw the program’s development and implementation, […]

Members Mark World Population Day With Population Connection

“It’s just us—it’s one human family … we’re connected in our challenges … we’re connected in our solutions.” –Mother: Caring for 7 Billion Population Connection members organized their local communities far and wide to mark World Population Day this year — 171 volunteers participated in screenings of the documentary film Mother: Caring for 7 Billion and […]

Teaching Teachers How to Make the Population Connection: Population Education’s Online Professional Development Course

Do you remember learning about population issues in high school? What about middle school? Elementary? Probably not, unless you were in school after 1975 and you had teachers who elected to use Population Education materials in their classrooms. Going forward, North American students will be more likely to answer “yes” to the above questions. That’s […]

We Need to Save the Bugs — Even the Ones That Bite

They’re one of earth’s smallest species, but they’re at the center of one of this century’s biggest environmental crises: insects. These little creepy-crawlies are dying out rapidly. Even more concerning? Not many people care. Recently, people have started thinking about the bees and what their disappearance means for our agricultural systems, but what about other […]

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