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Population Media Center Blog

We love to tell stories, share news, and explore ways to create a sustainable planet with equal rights for all. We are AN ENTERTAINMENT ORGANIZATION THAT CHANGES LIVES.™

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Joe Bish

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Joe is the Director of Issue Advocacy at Population Media Center. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing from Antioch University New England.

Recent Posts


call to end violence against women and girls

September 17, 2020

Answer the Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls

September 17, 2020 —Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global pandemic, with one in three women experiencing some form of violence in their lifetime. Women’s rights organizations and advocates around the globe have...

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environmental solutions

September 3, 2020

Pretentiousness in Environmental Solutions—Harming the Cause

September 3, 2020 —In the U.S. and other developed nations, more people are recycling than ever before. Interest in zero-waste lifestyles is growing exponentially. Supermarkets that exclusively sell food without...

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August 6, 2020

Social Norms for Sustainable Development

August 6, 2020 —Inspiring stories can be powerful, versatile gifts. They might give girls the chance to dream, or help protect Earth’s environment. Sometimes, they can do both. Population Media Center contributes to...

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women's rights issues

July 30, 2020

Women's Rights Issues Today in Healthcare Settings

July 30, 2020 —In countries around the globe, physician bias is a huge problem. Women and girls often encounter discrimination in healthcare settings, receiving less pain medication than male patients, waiting...

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global climate change

July 16, 2020

Does Population Growth Impact Global Climate Change?

July 16, 2020 —Most informed people know that the global population is growing at a rapid rate — putting added pressure on our already limited supply of resources. But it remains difficult to communicate the sheer...

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Ecocentrism Sustainable Environment

July 9, 2020

A Sustainable Environment Starts With Ecocentrism

July 9, 2020 —The way we think of ourselves in relation to the world can have a large impact on our behavior. For centuries, mankind considered itself the literal center of the universe. Although we now know...

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Picture of Earth from space at night

July 6, 2020

Addressing Population Challenge Is Not Impossible

July 6, 2020 —Reprinted with permission of YaleGlobal Online, published by the MacMillan Center at Yale University. SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT: Human civilization faces a severe long-range mismatch between...

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The causes and effects of overpopulation

June 25, 2020

Overpopulation: Cause and Effect

June 25, 2020 —Conversations about overpopulation can quickly become controversial because they beg the question: Who exactly is the cause of the problem and what, if anything, should be done about it? Many...

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June 4, 2020

Measuring The Ecological Footprint of Population Growth

June 4, 2020 —For people who are concerned about the health of our planet, the concept of an “ecological footprint” is important. It not only enables us to understand our personal impact on the Earth, but it also...

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May 21, 2020

Making Population Growth a Consideration for Sustainable Development Goals

May 21, 2020 —Like a worn-out motel sign, the world has been trying to tell us for years that it has no more vacancies. The global population is increasing by about 81 million people every year, and the planet...

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