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Our Future is Most Definitely “Malleable”

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org. Forget 2013. Let’s jump ahead to the year 2030. As last year was coming to a close, and just as the global climate talks were winding down in a less-than-stellar performance by most countries, the U.S. National Intelligence Council released a report on how the intelligence community sees the next 17
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Learning From Burning Man

Aug 28th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org.  Man to burn next weekend! Are those global warming pushers behind this? No, it’s Burning Man, and it happens every year. What, you may ask, is Burning Man? As some of you probably know, it’s an annual week-long gathering of artists in the Black Rock desert of Nevada (dubbed Black Rock
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Aspen, Ideas, and How to Really Talk About Population Growth

Jul 24th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org This was my first time attending the annual Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), and what a week it was! Suffice it to say, my head still hurts from all the information I took in from some of the country’s top thinkers and doers. From the polarization of U.S. politics to the Supreme
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One Child Not Left Behind

Mar 28th, 2012 | By
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by Suzanne York, HowMany.org, September 15, 2011 In a land of 1.2 billion people that is projected to be the world’s most populous nation by 2030, India probably doesn’t come to mind when you hear about a rise in one-child families. But that is actually occurring, according to a study called Middle class dreams: India’s
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Halloween 2011: The Day World Population Surpasses 7 Billion

Mar 28th, 2012 | By

By Kelly White, July 21, 2011                         Photo: somewhereintheworldtoday Projecting population growth is not an exact science, so when the United Nations chose October 31, 2011, Halloween, as the day that world population will surpass 7 billion, one has to wonder as to why
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Ties that Bind: Making the Population and Environment Connection

Mar 9th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, March 8, 2012 The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference took place this past weekend (March 2-4) in Eugene, Oregon. If you’re not familiar with it, it is an [inspiring] gathering of environmentalists of all stripes and professions that has been taking place for thirty years. This year I attended for the
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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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