Category Archives for Man Swarm

Give Thanks

Image courtesy of M. Tracy Hunter by Richard Grossman © At the risk of seeming overly optimistic, I would like to make a list of good things that are happening in the world of family planning and demography. Here goes: My perception is that people are starting to realize the advantages of having small families. Their […]

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CAPS Talks About the New Edition of Man Swarm

Originally posted on The Rewilding Institute’s blog on February 26, 2015. ~ editors Check out this rave review of the new edition of Man Swarm by Leon Kolankiewicz, a Senior Writing Fellow for Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), a wildlife biologist, and environmental scientist and planner. In 2011, visionary arch-conservationist and CAPS advisory board member Dave Foreman […]

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Daring to Tell the Truth About Sustainability

By Terry Spahr Daring to Tell the Truth About Sustainability In my short lifetime I have observed human economic activities and interactions that negatively impact our world with greater frequency and with greater severity. I desired to better understand these signs, their frequencies, trends, patterns and causes; to separate what fact from fiction; and to […]

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Recognize Family Planning as a Human Right

Dear Reader, It is good to review a small chapter in the history of family planning and to remember that family planning has been recognized as a human right for half a century. In addition, I take a look at how a theocracy has had effective control over family size. Richard Family planning was declared […]

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A Proposal for a United Nations Framework Convention on Population Growth

By Rob Harding Introduction Recently, an international assembly of scientists from 184 countries endorsed an article published in the journal Bioscience entitled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice”. As the warning states, “We are jeopardizing our future by not reining in our intense but geographically and demographically uneven material consumption and by not perceiving continued rapid […]

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Climate Change and Freshwater Realities

By Brian Miller and George Wuerthner Editors’ note: A shorter version of this article, originally ran in Counterpunch. Abstract Greenhouse gases cause climate change. The science is unequivocal. Temperatures are increasing in the lower level of the atmosphere and cooling in the outer atmosphere. Night temperatures are rising more than day temperatures, winter temperatures are […]

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Revise your Ideas of Family Planning History

By Richard Grossman, MD, who practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Durango. Reach him at richard@population-matters.org. This article was originally published in the Durango (Colorado) Herald. © Richard Grossman MD, 2017  Malthus was the first person to make the connection between increasing human population causing problems, correct? And, of course, Margaret Sanger was the first to […]

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The World’s Number Two Emergency

The Nobel-winning medication Ivermectin is causing an unexpected shitstorm. by Richard Conniff MOTHER JONES  July/August 2016 To the extent that we think about them at all, people tend to regard dung beetles as entertainment, rolling, tumbling, even somersaulting over massive balls of elephant poop. But the 5,000 or so species at work on every continent except […]

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Australia: Exceptional Rates of Population Growth are Causing Stress on Many Fronts

by Katharine Betts, Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology at the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia For the past 10 years Australians have been subjected to exceptional rates of population growth. Now many voters are losing patience with its effects. During the election campaign both major parties have promised to improve infrastructure, but neither have mentioned […]

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