Population Matters
Population Matters
yesterday at 23:00. Facebook
“The women made a choice to use drugs. The children did not make that choice.” She goes on to say, “The people who come out the loudest are not willing to adopt these children. They want to campaign for women’s right to keep procreating, but if you ask them to adopt a drug-addicted baby, no, they wouldn’t.”
The women made a choice to use drugs The children did not

Woman traveling country paying drug addicts to get vasectomies, tubes tied

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Christopher Ridings
Miguel B Almeida
Karen Ann Stafford
Population Matters
Population Matters
yesterday at 19:00. Facebook
Friday humour. According to our best calculations this is the cause of all human problems.
Friday humour According to our best calculations this is the cause of all human problems
Jeffrey Low
Noel Calvert
Susa Morgan Black
Population Matters
Population Matters
yesterday at 15:00. Facebook
The environment might be back on the Green Party agenda but still no emphasis on population seemingly. How to protect remaining wildlife and their habitat with no limit to human growth?
The environment might be back on the Green Party agenda but still

Greens to base campaign on the one big issue the other parties are 'wilfully ignoring'

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Population Matters
Population Matters
yesterday at 11:00. Facebook
The next meeting of Population Matters London Group will be on Saturday 10th June from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in the upstairs function room at the King and Queen Pub, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL. The group will be looking at how they can prioritise areas for campaigns.
The next meeting of Population Matters London Group will be on Saturday
Population Matters
Population Matters
yesterday at 07:00. Facebook
“This would be nothing but good news were it not for the biodiversity crisis,” Quentin Wheeler, the college’s president and founding director of the International Institute for Species Exploration, said in a statement. “We’re actually losing species faster than we’re describing and naming them for the first time in history.” Wheeler said the rate of extinction today is 1,000 times faster than...
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This would be nothing but good news were it not for the

In 2016, scientists discovered 18,000 new species. Now meet the Top 10

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Yuri Forbes
Population Matters
Population Matters
yesterday at 04:00. Facebook
A growing human population of 10,000 an hour as net growth plays a key part in cancelling out so called efficiency improvements also.

"The findings of the study mirror a 2016 paper by a team of scientists from the University of Barcelona in Spain. They compared Spanish car-buying habits with advances in the energy efficiency of engines, and found that, instead of actually saving energy,...
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A growing human population of 10000 an hour as net growth plays

Bigger Isn’t Better for Energy Savings

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Population Matters
Population Matters
yesterday at 01:00. Facebook
Virtually every major problem, from climate change and wars to mass migrations and resource scarcity has its root in too many people. Economics are not immune. The lowered prospects of the politically potent white working class, for example, have much to do with millions overseas who can do the same jobs for a fraction of the cost. When you hear about theories of “secular stagnation” and the...
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Virtually every major problem from climate change and wars to mass migrations

The economics of 7.5 billion people on one planet

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Population Matters
Population Matters
05/25/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
The land - in the Bolivian Amazon and Brazil's savannah - is largely being cleared to grow soy crops for animal feed to help meet the growing global demand for meat.
The land in the Bolivian Amazon and Brazils savannah is largely being

Global commodities traders fuel S. America deforestation - report

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Population Matters
Population Matters
05/25/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
How many would-be parents research future conditions before adding a new human? Each will worsen our predicament and be forced to suffer through it.

"A senior fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment, Root has spent the past two decades unraveling the thread between climate change and the eventual mass extinctions of countless species of plants, animals — and, yes, humans....
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How many wouldbe parents research future conditions before adding a new human

The End of the World Is Coming ... and Scientists Don't Know How to Handle It

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Kevin Mccray
Luis Carlos Zardo
Kirk Hohenberger
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/25/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Rather than seeking to maximise food production what if the population was stabilised and fields were returned to forest, wetlands etc?

"At present, 35% of the world’s cereal harvest and most of its soya meal is fed to industrially reared animals rather than directly to humans. This is a “wasteful and inefficient practice” because the grain-fed animals contribute much less back in the form of...
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Rather than seeking to maximise food production what if the population was

Calls to reform food system: 'Factory farming belongs in a museum'

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Kate Robinson
Valerie Day
エバ レームンデス クルマン
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/25/2017 at 13:08. Facebook
Is there any hope for tackling the big issues (ecological collapse, climate change and of course overpopulation) while nations act unilaterally and in direct competition with the others? 10,000 new competitors are thrown into the mix every hour as net growth.
Is there any hope for tackling the big issues ecological collapse climate

Most Brits support 'world government' to defend against global catastrophes

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Christopher Ridings
Alexander Scott
Valerie Day
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/25/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
UK: "Pesticides, hedgerows being ripped up and the intensification of farming have contributed to a 55 per cent fall in farmland birds since 1970, a Government report says ... Bird populations are seen as a key indicator of the health of the natural world as they tend to feed on small insects that are the basis of the food chain."
UK Pesticides hedgerows being ripped up and the intensification of farming have

The shocking proof that British wildlife is 'in serious trouble'

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Michelle Hatherly
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/25/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Female emancipation necessarily precedes any reproductive culture shift.

"It is impossible to convey the lived reality of what is essentially gender apartheid. When I first read Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” it was Saudi Arabia as I knew it that came to mind, not a dystopian future United States as in the new television adaptation. The Saudi-American poet Majda Gama told me...
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Female emancipation necessarily precedes any reproductive culture shift

Opinion | Why Saudi Women Are Literally Living ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

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Terrier P. Burns
Liz Rox
Marissa Michelle Murphy
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/25/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
“We need to ask politically charged questions, such as should we be developing policies that encourage disadvantaged families to have fewer children?” he wrote.

Prof Jones said the rate at which children were being placed into care was alarming and that increasing evidence showed this was often not the best outcome for children.

He said during the past 18 years, rates of Indigenous children...
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We need to ask politically charged questions such as should we be

Encourage the poor to have fewer kids?

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Hanhua Yin
Bobbie Wendelken
Joe Atherton
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/25/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
Growing human population Vs Finite land.

"Cities that were sprawling before the Great Recession have begun to sprawl again. Space-constrained cities, meanwhile, have run out of room to build. That reality has spurred developers to focus on center-city neighborhoods where high-density building is allowed—and new units command exceedingly high prices."
Growing human population Vs Finite land Cities that were sprawling before the

America’s Cities Are Running Out of Room

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Karen Ann Stafford
Dominique Krayenbuhl
Paul Gardener
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/24/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
"The incredible disparities between the privileged and those oppressed by such privilege, is staggering. Population growth exacerbates the gap between the haves and the have-nots. "
The incredible disparities between the privileged and those oppressed by such privilege

Curbing Population Growth is Taboo Because We Feel Entitled -

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Wendy Harrell
James Winpenny
Kathleen Flick
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/24/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Growing human pressures.

"A Unesco natural world heritage site – the only one in Poland – the forest is home to about 1,070 species of vascular plants, 4,000 species of fungi, more than 10,000 species of insect, 180 breeding bird species and 58 species of mammal, including many species dependent on natural processes and threatened with extinction.

“At some point there will be a collapse, and...
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Growing human pressures A Unesco natural world heritage site the only one

'My worst nightmares are coming true': last major primeval forest in Europe on 'brink of collapse'

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Michelle Hatherly
Adrian Stewart Hill
Martin Couchman
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/24/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
In the Sixth Great Extinction Event wild animals will have reduced in number by 67% between 1970-2020. Human animals more than doubling over the same timeframe.
In the Sixth Great Extinction Event wild animals will have reduced in

Gone Forever? 8 Animals We Said Goodbye to in 2016

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Mona Frandsen
Carlos Perez
Alexander Nijman
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/24/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
All human activities when coupled with our growing population invariably cause harm. Even when we aim for cleaner energy there is mining, transportation, factories, pollution and victims.

"Protection agencies have been dismayed by some of the government’s figures contained in its impact reports. These estimate thatmore than 1,000 gannets would perish in the turbines each week, along with a...
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All human activities when coupled with our growing population invariably cause harm

Gannets, puffins, kittiwakes: birds at risk in Scottish windfarm surge

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Population Matters
Dominique Krayenbuhl
Roos Eichenberger
Population Matters
Population Matters
05/24/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
"New mothers may be told that they will be back to 'normal' within six weeks of giving birth, but a new study has found that most women take much longer to recover.

Dr Julie Wray, of Salford University, interviewed women two to three weeks, three months and six to seven months after they had given birth to gain a unique insight into postnatal recovery.
She concluded that it takes a year to...
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New mothers may be told that they will be back to normal

Women need a whole year to recover from childbirth despite the 'fantasy' image of celebrity mothers, study claims

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Deejay Rebel
C.j. Briggs
Lynn Hickman Wood