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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


October 15, 2021

Interrelationships: Human Population, Fossil Fuels, And Technology

October 15, 2021 —Humans existed for a very long time prior to making consistent use of fossil fuels – say, for simplicities sake, before the year 1800. Our numbers never even approached 1 billion for tens of...

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October 8, 2021

Population Media Center & The São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health

October 8, 2021 —The São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health is a multi-stakeholder call to action co-created by the global planetary health community. It outlines the actions necessary for humanity to achieve a...

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September 30, 2021

Intergenerational Responsibility: Extinctions, Overexploitation & Global Sustainability

September 30, 2021 —A recent study, published in Science, and authored by dozens of highly-credentialed researchers, is titled “Intergenerational inequities in exposure to climate extremes.” The study has found that...

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September 17, 2021

Just Say No to Demographic Fatalism – We Can & Will Address Population

September 17, 2021 —In the quest for global sustainability, reformers must embrace an intergenerational, long-term effort to ensure a much smaller, more ecologically right-sized number of humans on the planet in the...

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September 10, 2021

Equal Claims: Earth Can’t Fairly or Sustainably Support 8 Billion

September 10, 2021 —To achieve a sustainable global civilization, humanity must evolve to function in a way that helps biodiversity flourish. Humanity must help maintain and preserve, rather than perturb, the planet’s...

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Not Every Woman

August 26, 2021

What Does Childfree Mean?

August 26, 2021 —The International Conference on Population and Development’s “Programme of Action” was written and adopted in 1994. It begins with a set of fifteen principles. Principle 8 says, in part, “All couples...

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August 19, 2021

Global Population In Relation to Global Sustainability

August 19, 2021 —What are Population Media Center’s Goals for Global Population?

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August 5, 2021

The most ethical gift: Towards a sustainable demographic future

August 5, 2021 —The following is republished with permission of The Ecological Citizen, a peer-reviewed ecocentric journal (ISSN 2515-1967). Written by Joe Bish, Population Media Center's Director of Issue Advocacy,...

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July 22, 2021

Yes, India Should Invest to Stop Population Growth — By Dismissing Uttar Pradesh's Policy

July 22, 2021 —The nation of India is projected to become the planet’s most populous country sometime before 2030, taking the place currently occupied by China. The United Nations Population Division’s medium...

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July 15, 2021

Unsustainable Human Population Size: A Problem Nested Within Ecological Overshoot

July 15, 2021 —Population Media Center approaches the global population issue with the power of positive thinking. We do not approach the issue as an intractable, scary, or utterly oppressive problem. Rather, we...

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