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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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September 17, 2019

Reflections on Thomas Malthus

September 17, 2019 —Amongst economists it’s currently fashionable to downgrade Thomas Malthus.

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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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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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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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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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