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There is No Sustainable Development Without A Sustainable Population

Feb 14th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, February 14, 2012 Is it possible to talk about sustainable development without talking about population, in a world of 7 billion people and growing? Apparently the policymakers involved with the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) conference (Rio+20) think so, from the dearth of the words “population growth” appearing in
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Addressing Population Growth to Increase the Well-being of People and the Planet

Feb 13th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, Feb. 10, 2012 The University of California, Berkeley hosted a gathering February 4th of globally-respected experts in the fields of population, sustainability, and global health. Some 450 participants heard why it is critical that the world addresses these issues today. Malcom Potts, director and founder of the Bixby Center for Population,
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Santa Monica’s Big Step for Sustainability

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, February 2, 2012 This past January 24th the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a progressive sustainability bill of rights, building on the Santa Monica City Sustainability Plan first established back in 1994. The resolution calls on the city to “recognize the rights of people, natural communities, and ecosystems to exist,
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Looking for Hope in Afghanistan

Jan 27th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, January 26, 2012   Most of the news we get about Afghanistan is negative and depressing. This is especially true where womens’ rights and reproductive health are concerned. But if we look hard, there are signs of hope. First, some cold hard facts. The population of Afghanistan today is 31 million
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Family Planning in the News

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By
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There has been a lot of news in the past week on teen pregnancy. Shockingly, a report by the Center for Disease Control found that one-third of teen mothers didn’t use birth control because they didn’t believe they could get pregnant. And for some good news on family planning, the Obama Administration announced it would
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How Many People is Too Many?

Dec 13th, 2011 | By

By Jake Richardson, October 27, 2011 Editor’s note: This interview first appeared at Care2.org Healthy Living Searle Whitney is President of HowMany.org, a population studies organization. Due to this month’s marking of the seven billion humans on our planet, it seemed appropriate to ask him some questions about the consequences of our very large and growing
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Sex, Ideology and Religion: 10 myths about world population growth

Nov 29th, 2011 | By

This post is from Population Matters. See http://populationmatters.org/2011/blog/sex-ideology-religion-10-myths-world-population-growth/ where you can download a full copy of the paper by Richard Ottaway. In 1804 there were 1 billion people in the world, in 1960 3 billion people and this year on the 31st October the world population reaches 7 billion. The world population continues to grow
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Tackling the Growth Paradigm

Nov 10th, 2011 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, November 9, 2011 With the Occupy Wall Street protests gaining traction and the global economy in the doldrums, the time is ripe – actually, overdue – to question the policy of unrestrained economic growth in the face of not only the demands of the 99% but also a planet of finite resources and
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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

Oct 19th, 2011 | By


Cut and Run: The Costs of Not Supporting Family Planning

Oct 11th, 2011 | By

 Another day, another battle in Congress over budget cuts. This  time it is over international family planning assistance. Do we  fund it, or let the 215 million women who would rather avoid  pregnancy but don’t have the knowledge of or access to  reproductive health services just go on with business as usual?  The answer is
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