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September 1, 2016

Here We Go Again: The Economist Commissions “Empty Crib” Research

September 1, 2016 — The empty crib See: http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21705678-our-poll-19-countries-reveals-neglected-global-scourge-number-would-be-parents-who ALTHOUGH he recently lost his job, T. R. Seshadri is a contented middle-aged man. He rides a Royal Enfield motorbike and plays badminton every day. Two years ago he acquired a small flat on the outskirts of Mumbai, which he...

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August 31, 2016

As IUCN Congress Kicks Off, A Look at “Condoms and Conservation”

August 31, 2016 — Condoms and Conservation: Using Birth Control to Help Save the Planet See: https://www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls/condoms-and-conservation-using-birth-control-to-help-save-the-planet/ It all began when some women asked for contraceptive advice from a pair of doctors working for a small international research group surveying the oceans in southern Madagascar. At the time, Blue Ventures was...

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August 30, 2016

Integrating Wildlife Conservation and Human Health in Uganda

August 30, 2016 — Network News: Integrating wildlife conservation and human health in Uganda See: http://populationandsustainability.org/network-news-integrating-wildlife-conservation-human-health-uganda/ The first time I ever went to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park I was 24 years old, as veterinary student. The rainforest was lush and beautiful-unlike anything I had ever seen. And deep within...

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August 29, 2016

High Birth Rates & Poverty Undermine a Generation of African Children

August 29, 2016 — High birth rates and poverty undermine a generation of African children – report See: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/aug/25/high-birth-rates-poverty-undermine-generation-african-children-odi-report African children will make up nearly half the world’s poorest people by 2030 if nothing is done to reverse existing trends, according to a report. Despite economic growth, one in...

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August 26, 2016

Meet the “Stupid, Evil” Eco-Radicals Who Want You to Stop Having Children

August 26, 2016 — Meet the “stupid, evil” eco-radicals who want you to stop having children See: http://www.therebel.media/ezra_levant_august_22 A “philosopher” named Travis Rieder has taken “reduce, reuse, recycle” to its logical conclusion. He’s calling for “population engineering.” The thing is: Dr. Rieder has a child of his own. It’s...

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August 25, 2016

Population Reference Bureau Issues 2016 World Population Data Sheet

August 25, 2016 — 2016 World Population Data Sheet See: http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2016/2016-world-population-data-sheet.aspx (August 2016) The world population will reach 9.9 billion in 2050, up 33 percent from an estimated 7.4 billion now, according to projections included in the 2016 World Population Data Sheet from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). The world population would...

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August 24, 2016

New Human Footprint Study Confounds Understanding of Human Footprint

August 24, 2016 — Human footprint surprisingly outpaced by population and economic growth See: http://phys.org/news/2016-08-human-footprint-surprisingly-outpaced-population.html The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth. This is one key finding...

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August 23, 2016

Ludicrous: South Korea to Spend $34 Billion Annually to Boost Fertility

August 23, 2016 — Budget for birthrate program badly mishandled See: http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3022937&cloc=joongangdaily%7Chome%7Cnewslist1 Although the national government spent 151 trillion won ($134 billion) in the past decade to boost the low fertility rates and address the problem of Korea’s aging society, little changed since. In fact, the nation’s fertility rate...

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August 22, 2016

Malawi: Population Growth Amid Poverty, Drought & Felled Trees

August 22, 2016 — Poverty, Drought and Felled Trees Imperil Malawi Water Supply See: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/world/africa/poverty-drought-malawi-water-supply.html DZALANYAMA FOREST RESERVE, Malawi – Out of desperation, soldiers were dispatched to the national forest here last year to defend the capital, Lilongwe, less than 30 miles away. Their mission was not to save...

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August 19, 2016

Without Batting an Eye — NPR Puts “Population Engineering” on The Table

August 19, 2016 — Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? See: http://www.npr.org/2016/08/18/479349760/should-we-be-having-kids-in-the-age-of-climate-change Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many. He’s at James Madison University in southwest...

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