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"Why don't you people learn about the devices to safely prevent conception?", Captain James Tiberius Kirk, 'The Mark of Gideon'.
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“I support Population Matters because they’re the only people pointing out the obvious link between ever more people and ever less wildlife.”, Chris Packham, Patron of Population Matters

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Elephants are amazing !
Let's not lose them.

Environment - Population Matters

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“Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem and education of the billions who are its victims.”, Martin Luther King.

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We are committed to human rights.
We support the individual right to make personal lifestyle choices whilst recognising the responsibility to consider the societal and environmental impact of those choices. We support human rights, particularly women’s equality and reproductive rights, and oppose all discrimination or coercion. We advocate a rights-based approach to family planning provision.

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New humans increasingly inherit and perpetuate a poisoned planet. Exercise itself can become hazardous.

Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good

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yesterday at 02:00. Facebook
400,000 are thrown into a very troubling predicament each day, they will worsen it and suffer the effects.

"Today, 1.1 billion lack proper access to water. But that number is expected to grow to two billion by 2050. Another 9.7 billion will live in water stressed areas, according to researchers at MIT. Lack of water to irrigate crops could also threaten the global food supply. Food production...
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The Example of Easter Island Shows Why Humanity Will Be Extinct Within 100 Years

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Population Matters
02/24/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Do the individuals from the millions of other species experience much fairness from a human population that rises by 240,000 in net growth daily?

Animals know when they are being treated unfairly (and they don't like it)

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Population Matters
02/24/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
The suggestion in this article that the emotional rewards of parenting are a myth is unduly provocative but it's an interesting look at the psychological effects of having kids nevertheless.

"True or false: A person can never be truly satisfied in life without experiencing the joys of parenthood?

If you thought “true,” you might not want to read a new study by researchers Richard P. Eibach...
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New Study: Parental Love Is Merely Cognitive Dissonance

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02/24/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
The Trump administration's reinstatement of the 'global gag rule' - banning US foreign aid to organisations which provide or discuss abortion services - threatens family planning and health provision for some of the world's poorest people. Population Matters is supporting the campaign to protect vital services from this policy, including a global Day of Action on Tuesday 28 February.
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Challenging the 'Global Gag Rule' - Population Matters

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02/24/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Friday humour ...

"Eleanor Shaw, 31, thinks the world has enough people without her adding more and wants to do fun stuff instead."

Woman cannot be arsed to have a baby

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02/24/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
“We need to recognise that slowing population growth is one of the most cost-effective and reliable ways of easing pressure on our environment and securing a sustainable future for us all.”, Lionel Shriver, author of We Need To Talk About Kevin and Patron of Population Matters

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02/24/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Every new human born today is the traffic of tomorrow. More cars and more roads are the inevitable result.

"TomTom defined the congestion level as the "increase in overall traffic times when compared to a free flow situation (an uncongested situation)."

Ralf-Peter Schaefer, VP TomTom Traffic, said in a statement that the traffic index is "designed to help drivers, cities and transport...
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The 25 most congested cities in the world

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Population Matters
02/24/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
"Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as plastic soup, conservationists warn. Microplastics from tyres and textiles are a bigger source of marine pollution than the breakdown of larger plastic waste in some areas, says the IUCN. Up to 30% of plastic released into the oceans each year comes from primary microplastics, not the disintegration of larger pieces, a report...
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Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution - BBC News

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02/24/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
Growing life expectancy pairs poorly with population growth. Offspring, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents et al living side by side, all making simultaneous impacts.

Life expectancy forecast to exceed 90 years in coming decades

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02/24/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Film director Oliver Stone, shares the belief of many experts that new humans will be born into a grave predicament.

"In the end, it’s become a system leading to the death of this planet and the extinction of us all."

Oliver Stone predicts ‘the death of this planet and the extinction of us all’

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02/23/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
We are driving the sixth great extinction event in geological history. 1970-2020 will see wild animals reduced by 67% according to predictions.

"The horror didn’t just stop with the mass extinction, however. Scientists have long thought that it took around 10-20 million years for life on Earth to recover and for speciation rates to return to normal."

Something Very Unexpected Happened After The 'Great Dying' Mass Extinction Event

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Population Matters
02/23/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Oh for the time that fertile people see adoption as a first choice option instead of an eventual capitulation. Makes a great alternative to adding to the 400,000 births a day.
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02/23/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Marine animals stand no chance against our fleets of industrial trawlers. A growing human population means growing demand.

Dolphin 'massacre' in UK as more than 100 found dead on beaches in six weeks

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