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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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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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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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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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