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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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July 7, 2022

World Population Day: Some Say Population is Irrelevant – So Why is it Always in the News?

July 7, 2022 —It is not hard to find impassioned opinions stating human population size and growth have little to do with humanity’s incontestable ruination of Earth’s environment. At best, you may find a grudging...

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June 30, 2022

Ending the Mirage: Population and Global Sustainability

June 30, 2022 —Bill Ryerson, President of Population Media Center, can often be heard saying “if humans were ethereal beings, which could operate irrespective of the Earth’s living systems, then there would be no...

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June 2, 2022

Afterword: Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

June 2, 2022 —The following essay was written by Eileen Crist as the Afterword to Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.

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May 25, 2022

Introduction: Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

May 25, 2022 —The following essay was written by William Ryerson, President of Population Media Center, as the Introduction to Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot. 

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May 11, 2022

Revisiting Lord Man: A Parable

May 11, 2022 —In recognition that global population will be surpassing 8 billion relatively soon — probably in 12 months or less — Population Media Center is revisiting editorial material from our Global...

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April 7, 2022

Urban Land Conversions Threaten Biodiversity

April 7, 2022 —A recent study published in PNAS (The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science) titled, “Biodiversity impacts and conservation implications of urban land expansion projected to 2050,”...

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March 2, 2022

UN's New “Global Population Growth & Sustainable Development” Report

March 2, 2022 —The Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs released a new “Global Population Growth and Sustainable Development” report in late February, 2022.

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February 24, 2022

As Ukraine Roils, Long-Crisis in the Sahel Continues

February 24, 2022 —The world is dealing with upheavals in geopolitics this week, namely the violence unfolding in Ukraine. But there is — as always — plenty of meaningful news related to population, environment, and...

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February 3, 2022

All About Population Media Center’s Weekly News Digest

February 3, 2022 —Each week, Population Media Center publishes the Population and Sustainability News Digest. This is a curated virtual newspaper that focuses on current events, news articles, and important research...

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December 31, 2021

In 2022, We Have Work to Do — What are Your Suggestions?

December 31, 2021 —The year 2022 will bring us closer to a few things that we would rather not be getting closer to. For example, during the next 365 days, human population will get much closer to the 8 billion mark....

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