Adding 1.5 Million People Per Week to The Planet

Is NOT Sustainable



 

DRAMATIC WORLD POPULATION INCREASE — 1.5 MILLION MORE PEOPLE PER WEEK

Concerned scientists have been studying human population growth for decades. New discoveries may surprise you. Human perceptions and attitudes are the fundamental drivers behind rapid population growth. These perceptions and attitudes shape the social norms threatening human welfare and the ecological health of the planet.

Specifically, rapid human population growth is largely driven by:

  • Low Social Status of Women and Girls
  • Bias Against Contraception
  • Veneration of Large Family Size

What is customary holds great sway. Without a wider perspective, it can be difficult to imagine alternatives. Believe it or not, the power and beauty of a story can help. Read Population Media Center’s complimentary white paper to both learn about the socio-cultural drivers of world population growth, and how engaging people with theory-driven entertainment can help create change.

 

EXCLUSIVE WHITEPAPER: HOW SOCIAL NORMS DRIVE POPULATION GROWTH


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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INTER-CONNECTED ISSUES OF POPULATION, WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT, AND GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY


EVERY PERSON CAN CHANGE THE WORLD – YOU CAN TOO

 

Population Media Center (PMC) envisions a sustainable world with equal rights for all. It is a positive vision – a cherished hope in this troubled world. After all, environmental degradation, prejudice against women and girls, and huge population growth are causing very serious problems. Join us to learn more.

CHANGE THE WORLD


IS SHE WORTH MORE THAN A COUPLE OF GOATS?

 

Why would any parent trade a child for a benefit as small as a pair of goats? It’s unimaginable to us, but some cultural norms are so range-bound, the trade may actually seem like a good deal. Here’s how we can change that perception.

EMPOWER WOMEN


FLIRTING WITH THE SIXTH GREAT EXTINCTION?

 

Species are going extinct at a rate so alarming that scientists called it a “biological annihilation” in the peer-reviewed journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors predict “Humanity will eventually pay a very high price for the decimation of the only assemblage of life that we know of in the universe.”

ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY

Current World Population

7,636,746,279

Net Growth During Your Visit

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