Resources

I’m an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation. Here’s why.

After being asked multiple times why he hardly ever talks explicitly about population, environmental journalist David Roberts […]

How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia

The age of natural disasters is coming to a close. Where we once saw spontaneous destruction from […]

Population Growth Means a City Is Thriving, or Does It?

Public officials and reporters alike adopt the myth that bigger is better. That’s not always the case. […]

Population Workbook

Introduction This work was undertaken in the belief that POPULATION EXPANSION MUST BE STOPPED AND REVERSED, if […]

The Anthropocene: Humanity’s lasting influence on Earth

A new factsheet from Transition Earth provides a brief overview of what it means to have entered […]

Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation

Karen I. Shragg urges social and environmental activists to turn their attention and actions upstream: “Working on […]

Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines

Ceballos, Ehrlich, and Dirzo demonstrate how assessments of Earth’s sixth mass extinction that focus on species level […]

The interaction of human population, food production, and biodiversity protection

Though many scenarios for feeding a world of 10 billion people while maintaining biodiversity have been proposed, […]

On Human Nature

“Human nature is seriously flawed. We must learn to control our deep-seated instincts. Without fundamental change in […]

Food security requires a new revolution

In their 2015 article, Paul R. Ehrlich and John Harte reflect on the challenge of feeding the […]