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Population Media Center Blog

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2020 Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttegieg, Kamala Harris, and Joe Biden

February 14, 2020

Democratic Candidates on Africa's Population

February 14, 2020 —This article was originally published August 7, 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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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 COMMON PLACES 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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