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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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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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October 19, 2018

Not So Easy: The Complex Drivers and Circumstances of Population Growth

October 19, 2018 —In 1998, the UN estimated global population would hit 9.4 billion in the year 2100. The UN now expects 11.2 billion. An overwhelming proportion of this projected human population increase will be...

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October 11, 2018

What am I worth to you? What am I worth to me?

October 11, 2018 —Today, we celebrate girls around the world. We celebrate them because of their dreams, their potential, their value. These girls – they make us laugh, they hold us accountable, they make us whole....

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August 21, 2018

A Review of “Global warming policy: Is population left out in the cold?”

August 21, 2018 —Population stalwart John Bongaarts, and the highly accomplished Brian C. O’Neill, recently teamed up to demonstrate why climate activists and policy makers should incorporate population-related...

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July 9, 2018

Top 10 Reasons to Care About World Population Day

July 9, 2018 —For World Population Day this year, Population Media Center took a look at laws and social norms internationally and we came up with a few confounding questions. For instance, why do Americans have...

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July 3, 2018

Family Planning is a Human Right - RIGHT?

July 3, 2018 —On July 11th, 2018, concerned citizens and global advocates will celebrate World Population Day. This annual event was designed to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population...

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