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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.™

Find blog posts below and other publications listed to the right. We invite you to suggest blog ideas!


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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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April 29, 2022

Nine strategies to stop short of 9 Billion – ten years on

April 29, 2022 —The following blog is reprinted here with permission from The Overpopulation Project. The original post can be found here.

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April 21, 2022

The (Progressive) Matrix: How PMC's Mission Driven Goals Interrelate

April 21, 2022 —PMC works to build a more sustainable world by sparking social normative and behavioral change, in individuals and communities, with transformational, dramatic storytelling.

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April 14, 2022

The Value of Women and Girls: Always Center Stage at PMC

April 14, 2022 —Addressing negative social normative beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge about the value of women and girls is always center stage at PMC. We tend to spotlight one of these injustices in particular:...

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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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December 24, 2021

A Sampling of Santa's Good and Bad List for 2021

December 24, 2021 —“Oh my,” said Santa, as he looked at the good and bad lists for 2021.

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October 15, 2021

Interrelationships: Human Population, Fossil Fuels, And Technology

October 15, 2021 —Humans existed for a very long time prior to making consistent use of fossil fuels – say, for simplicities sake, before the year 1800. Our numbers never even approached 1 billion for tens of...

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August 5, 2021

The most ethical gift: Towards a sustainable demographic future

August 5, 2021 —The following is republished with permission of The Ecological Citizen, a peer-reviewed ecocentric journal (ISSN 2515-1967). Written by Joe Bish, Population Media Center's Director of Issue Advocacy,...

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June 14, 2021

Three Drivers of Unwanted Pregnancies: A Look at Our Work in Zambia

June 14, 2021 —Each day, there are approximately 382,000 births and 168,000 deaths. This accounts for a global net growth of over 200,000 people per day. Contraceptive use has slowly but steadily increased...

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May 27, 2021

Population Media Center Re-Writes Latest Birth Dearth Article

May 27, 2021 —Over the weekend of May 22 and 23, 2021, multiple people alerted PMC to an article in The New York Times titled "Long Slide Looms for World Population, With Sweeping Ramifications." Given the...

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