Author Archives: populationmedia


May 27, 2011

Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear

May 27, 2011 — Thanks to Don Wilkin and Fred Stanback for this article.  See http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42630131/ns/world_news-world_environment/t/water-wars-thirsty-energy-short-china-stirs-fear/ Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear By DENIS D. GRAY Associated Press BAHIR JONAI, India (AP) — The wall of water raced through narrow Himalayan gorges in northeast India, gathering speed...

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May 13, 2011

The Myth of Canada’s Underpopulation: Lay it to rest

May 13, 2011 — Thanks to Tim Murray for sending me this paper by Madeline Weld.  See http://womenmakenews.com/content/story/myth-canadas-underpopulation-lay-it-rest The Myth of Canada’s Underpopulation: Lay it to rest by Madeline Weld Every so often policy wonks or talking heads hyperventilate about Canada’s need for more people. The growth boosters...

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May 12, 2011

Rising food prices raise spectre of Malthus

May 12, 2011 — Thanks to John Rowley for this posting from People and Planet.  See http://www.peopleandplanet.net/?lid=29742&section=33&topic=27 Rising food prices raise spectre of Malthus Posted: 16 March 2011 Author: John Bongaarts As the human family approaches 7 billion and as food prices rise, the spectre of Malthus with his warning...

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May 11, 2011

Help Improve News Media Coverage of Population

May 11, 2011 — Dear Colleague, I am writing to ask for your help, advice and thoughts regarding coverage of population issues by the media. It is my impression that the volume of news media coverage of population issues has increased significantly in the last few years. The...

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May 10, 2011

Grieve Appropriately

May 10, 2011 — Thanks to Dick Grossman for this moving piece. Grieve Appropriately © Richard Grossman MD, 2011 This is a difficult time for environmentalists. The carbon dioxide level is rising faster than ever, the human population is still growing, measures of environmental quality are deteriorating-and almost...

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May 9, 2011

SMART PLANNING FOR THE GLOBAL FAMILY

May 9, 2011 — Thanks to Lester Brown for this article.  See www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2011/wotech11_ss2 SMART PLANNING FOR THE GLOBAL FAMILY By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release World on the Edge Book Byte April 12, 2011 When it comes to population growth, the United Nations has three primary projections....

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May 9, 2011

THE APOCALYPSE IS ON SCHEDULE

May 9, 2011 — Thanks to Lindsey Grant for his latest paper, “The Apocalypse is on Schedule.”  This and other papers by Lindsey can be found on the NPG website at www.npg.org.  For those who feel Lindsey is unrealistically pessimistic, he shows his optimistic credentials by arguing that...

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May 9, 2011

World Contraceptive Use 2010

May 9, 2011 — The United Nations Population Division is pleased to announce the release of “World Contraceptive Use 2010”. This set of tables in Excel format includes country data as of December 2010 on contraceptive prevalence for 193 countries or areas of the world and unmet need...

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April 26, 2011

Review of the Film Mother: Caring Our Way Out of the Population Dilemma

April 26, 2011 — Thanks to Al Bartlett for his review of this film.  If you would like to organize a screening in your area, contact Joyce Johnson at joyce@tiroirafilms.net. Mother: Caring Our Way Out of the Population Dilemma Recently I attended a premier showing of a new...

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