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.

2 March 2018. We Have ALL Lost –   Back in January, 2008 the Durango (Colorado) Herald published a unique challenge: “I offer a public wager of $5,000 that the Earth will be cooler in 10 years.” Dr. Roger Cohen, a physicist, proposed this wager. I responded, and our bet started the next month. Cohen’s rules were reasonable, however, I am a Quaker. […]

26 February 2018. A Debate about the Future of Human Population – David Lam is a Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and Director of the Institute of Social Research. He is highly respected and widely published in the field of demography. His elected positions include being past president of the Population Association of America and being elected to the Council of the International Union […]

28 January 2018. Don’t Control Population this Way – There are many bad ways to reduce human population--genocide is one of the worst.

24 December 2017. Reduce Barriers to Family Planning – There have been some favorable actions that reduce barriers to family planning

26 November 2017. Heed this Warning – We would be wise, for our progeny's sake, to heed the "World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity"

14 November 2017. Essay distributed to two large groups of experts – I am happy that an essay I wrote was distributed by the IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population). It was then picked up and redistributed to the PERN (Population-Environment Research Network). Through the miracle of digital communications several thousand people have been able to read this–without a single piece of paper being […]

6 November 2017. Compare Climate Change Strategies –   Recently I asked some authorities on climate change: “what is the most effective way of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions?” They gave stock answers about decreasing consumption. “If you were my students, your grades would all be D’s” was my response. They are, unfortunately, not alone. A recent study listed the 4 most effective activities […]

23 October 2017. Caring for Mothers and Babies – I’m retired now, but one of the parts of my profession that I liked the most was delivering a healthy baby, giving the baby to the mother and then watching the new mom hold and love the new life. I miss that, although I must say that I like to sleep all night without having […]

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.