Population Matters!

A feed from http://www.population-matters.org/  of recent columns by Dr. Richard Grossman first published in the Durango (Colorado) Herald.  

Republishing of the articles is encouraged with the request that they remain intact and are attributed to the author and initial publication in the Durango Herald.  Questions can be directed to richard@population-matters.org.

23 September 2017. Terminate Fossil Fuel Subsidies – In the USA $24 Billion in taxes go to fossil fuel subsidies. That is more than $73 of our tax money for each American, every year!

23 September 2017. Keep Children Healthy – If we are concerned about overpopulation, why should the death of children trouble us? Of course there are humanitarian reasons to keep children alive and healthy—they are our future! Demographers have found that people choose to have large families where there is a high child mortality rate.

23 July 2017. Ask Young Women One Key Question – What can health-care providers, friends and parents do to help young women focus on their reproductive goals? Ask “one key question,” which is: “Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?” Obviously this takes a special relationship with the women. That relationship is assumed with a doctor or other health-care provider, but may […]

24 June 2017. Revisit the Real Pioneers of Family Planning History

31 May 2017. Keep Public Lands Public – We must act now to preserve public lands for the sake of our progeny.

27 April 2017. Look Where We Need Family Planning the Most – Although we tend to think of poorer, developing countries as the locations where family planning is needed the most, that isn't necessarily the case. In the USA, although our total fertility rate is below replacement, our population will continue to grow for almost a century due to "population momentum". The real problem in rich countries is that our consumption is so great!

27 March 2017. Walk Carefully – I was hit by a car while crossing Main Avenue in the crosswalk. Knocking off pedestrians is no way to decrease population! I offer some suggestions for safety.

27 February 2017. Let Her Decide – The Helms and Hyde Amendments and the Global Gag Rule limit access to reproductive health both in the USA and globally. They cause the death of women who resort to unsafe abortions. These laws should be overthrown!

26 January 2017. Speak Truth to Power – While watching the presidential election returns in November and disbelieving the results, this poem kept going through my head:   Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front by Wendell Berry                                                 Used with permission   Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to […]

29 December 2016. Stay Current on International Family Planning – Access to family planning is increasing in many parts of the world--in part due to the hard work of Family Planning 2020, although that organization hasn't quite met its ambitious goal.