Family Planning: Past Lessons for the Future

The Overpopulation Project presents the second video in our four-part interview mini-series, an interview with Carl Wahren, a […]


Millions of women still don’t have access to contraceptives – report

The number of women accessing family planning services is increasing, but population growth is hampering efforts to […]


What Ballooning Carbon Emissions Will Do to Trees

Many forecasts for climate change assume that tropical forests will continue to soak up carbon dioxide as […]


Population growth will make it harder to meet EU climate goals, while stable or declining populations will help cut greenhouse gas emissions in the EU

In the following exercise, we demonstrate how different migration and fertility-influencing policies can lead to large differences […]


The Most Powerful Mindfulness Is Future-Focused

Use mental time travel to navigate your destiny. Mindfulness—practiced by concentrating deeply on every sensation in the […]


Social policy starts at home

By designing a policy package around the needs of contemporary families, political leaders can promote women’s rights, […]


Climate Change Is Making Hawaii’s Beaches More Dangerous

Climate change is contributing to a litany of conditions that can make swimming, snorkeling and surfing more […]


Niger environmentalists say family planning can help reduce climate change

Environmentalists and youth activists in Niger have embarked on a campaign to fight climate change by encouraging […]

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Population policies, programmes and the environment

Human consumption is depleting the Earth’s natural resources and impairing the capacity of life-supporting ecosystems. Humans have […]


Socio-economic predictors of environmental performance among African nations

Socio-economic changes in Africa have increased pressure on the continent’s ecosystems. Most research investigating environmental change has […]

Enabling farmers to adapt agri-technologies to local contexts. Photo courtesy of Development Alternatives

Food security requires a new revolution

A central responsibility of societies should be supplying adequate nourishment to all. For roughly a third of […]

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Pessimism on the Food Front

Abstract: Virtually all trends, biophysical and socioeconomic, suggest that levels of hunger, already high, will only increase […]

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Growthism: Its Ecological, Economic, and Ethical Limits

We have many problems – poverty, unemployment, environmental destruction, climate change, financial instability, etc. – but only […] 

30 Things Scientists Say Will Happen if the Population Keeps Expanding

The planet’s population continues to balloon–we are currently 7.6 billion individuals, according to the United Nations’ most […]


Here Comes the Bad Season

It’s not just this heat wave. July 2019 is likely to be the hottest month ever measured. […]

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A baby born today: The climate and their future

A new report depicts an ever-depleting natural world, with huge implications for the coming generation. What will […]


Family Planning for forests and people – the success story of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country of exceptionally rich and well-protected biodiversity. It is a solid democracy where […]

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You Don’t Have to Be a Vegan to Be a Climate-Friendly Eater

But recent studies underscore the need to dial back our burger habit. Last October, scientists convened by the […]

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Climate change is already affecting global food production — unequally

The world’s top 10 crops — barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and […]

Crowding, Braces, and Sleep—Sandra Kahn and Paul Ehrlich—Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic

What do braces or crowding in the mouth have to do with sleep? At first, you may […]

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A baby born today: The climate and their future


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Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot Afterword

ONE OF THE COMMONPLACES of environmental writing these days is a population forecast of 10 billion people,  by […]

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Solutions to overpopulation and what you can do

Here at The Overpopulation Project, we try to keep a positive outlook. Although many environmental trends are […] 

Climate and economic risks ‘threaten 2008-style systemic collapse’

Environmental and social problems could interact in global breakdown, report says. The gathering storm of human-caused threats […]