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NEWS & PUBLICATIONS

Population Media Center Blog

PMC publications are designed to explain what we do, how we do it, and why it matters.

Find blog posts below and other publications listed to the right. We invite you to suggest blog ideas!


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June 12, 2019

Don't Walk That Plank: Managing Catastrophic Risk

June 12, 2019 —A new situational analysis of humanity’s climate predicament, published by a think-tank in Australia (Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration), has drawn criticism from some fellow...

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May 7, 2019

Putting Audiences at the Center of All We Do

May 7, 2019 —The roots of Population Media Center’s program design stretch back 50 years. It was in the early 1970’s that Miguel Sabido, VP for Research at the Televisa network in Mexico, concluded that...

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April 18, 2019

Earth Day: Inherently Revolutionary

April 18, 2019 —For many environmentalists, there are few things that provoke a deeper sense of cynicism than Earth Day itself. During the modern environmental movement’s “formative years” – basically the 1970's –...

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April 15, 2019

Kasamba's Story, PMC-Zambia writer

April 15, 2019 —In 1981, a little girl joined the Syakantu family tree in a small town in the Southern part of Zambia. Kasamba was the last born in a family of six. For as long as she can remember, everyone called...

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March 19, 2019

Helping Each Woman Tell #HerStory: Women’s History Month

March 19, 2019 —It was the start of eighth grade. I sat in a row of the uncomfortable chairs and desks, just like everyone else. When my history teacher asked, “Does anyone notice anything peculiar about the word...

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March 7, 2019

Poised for Progress: International Women's Day

March 7, 2019 —We tend to think of balance as perfect and somewhat precarious. It’s the perfect distribution of weight through the toes and limbs for yoga’s warrior three, or that exact mix of spices in your...

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March 2, 2019

On World Wildlife Day, Stand Against the Tide

March 2, 2019 —“Life Below the Water” - ITs worth more than just what humans need it for. Is it a good thing that there is a designated UN Day for Wildlife – a.k.a. World Wildlife Day?

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February 15, 2019

Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot Afterword

February 15, 2019 —ONE OF THE COMMONPLACES of environmental writing these days is a population forecast of 10 billion people,  by century’s end. Some environmental experts are incredulous that such a number can be...

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January 2, 2019

Population growth in 2019

January 2, 2019 —In 2019, United Nation’s demographers expect global population will grow by a net increase of about 81 million people. This will be the result of about 140 million births and 59 million deaths. A...

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November 2, 2018

Go listen to this woman. Feel everything she says.

November 2, 2018 —Can you dream of a lagoon? Can you feel what it would be like, sun shining down on you and the breadfruit tree? One woman, compassionate and brave, took me to her lagoon – in the Marshall Islands. It...

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