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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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March 26, 2020

Many Other Curves Need Flattening: Population Is One

March 26, 2020 —There is no minimizing the radical socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19. What has already come to pass, and what yet remains to unfold, are destined to be historically monumental for modern...

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March 12, 2020

Questions on Population, Fossil Fuels, Climate Change, and Technology?

March 12, 2020 —What is the relationship between human population and fossil fuels? A good way to think about this is that humans existed for a very long time prior to making consistent use of fossil fuels – say,...

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February 20, 2020

Eugenics? Population Control? Nope — Reproductive Choice and Resources

February 20, 2020 —Caitlin Fendley, a PhD candidate at Purdue University, penned a curious, but ultimately constructive population-related essay this week. It was published in the Washington Post on February 17th. If...

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February 14, 2020

"Declining" Population Least of your Worries

February 14, 2020 —This article was originally published June 10, 2019.

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February 14, 2020

As Human Population Grows, Biodiversity Continues Its Freefall

February 14, 2020 —This article was originally published November 21, 2018.

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February 11, 2020

Below-Replacement-Level Fertility: Don’t Fear It, Ross Douthat

February 11, 2020 —On January 18th, 2020, the New York Times printed an op-ed written by Ross Douthat. The title of his work was “The Chinese Population Crisis: How Communist cruelty and Western folly built an...

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October 30, 2019

Social Norms in Zambia: Up Against Some of the Fiercest Competition

October 30, 2019 —Since our founding, Population Media Center has understood the importance of social norms for a sustainable future. In fact, our Theory of Change is built around Albert Bandura’s Social Learning...

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October 1, 2019

#ClimateStrikes: A Movement Against Collapse that Calls Out All of Us

October 1, 2019 —Greta Thunberg doesn’t want to lead this movement. She doesn’t want to be the leader of the climate change crusaders. She doesn’t want to be the tip of the spear. She doesn’t want to be a hero. She...

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July 1, 2019

World Population Day 2019 - The Pros and Cons of the Cairo Consensus

July 1, 2019 —The Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, colloquially known as the Cairo Consensus, was adopted in 1994. The lengthy document still serves as the...

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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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