We can do it! We can stop overpopulation by dramatically reducing births around the world. Increasing numbers of resource experts agree that in order to stop global overconsumption, depletion of resources and unprecedented loss of species – and significantly reduce dire human poverty – total world population needs to be between 1 and 3 billion people. Read more about Overpopulation is Solvable
All the world’s children need your help stopping overpopulation to leave them a truly sustainable planet in the decades ahead. We can humanely end the crisis of 7+ billion people stripping the earth of vital resources, exacerbating dire poverty, misery and early deaths, and pushing many species to extinction. Take positive action. Sign the Sustainable Population Pledge today! Read more about Help Build a Sustainable Future! Sign the Sustainable Population Pledge Today!
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View the very best short video about our declining resource/overpopulation crisis and what we must do to create a truly sustainable planet. For better viewing, expand size by clicking on the lower right corner.
Hear a sermon jointly delivered by WPB President, David Paxson, and James Gertmenian.
Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian, Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Minneapolis, invited David Paxson to jointly deliver this sermon on overpopulation in June of 2011. Listen to the sermon:
By Rex Weyler
Piecemeal ecology isn’t working.
Forty years have passed since the founding of Greenpeace and the first UN environment meeting in Stockholm, fifty years since the groundbreaking Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, and 115 years since Svante Arrhenius warned that burning hydrocarbons would heat Earth’s atmosphere. Read more about Re-Examining Our Approach to Ecology
Current global population of over 7 billion is already two to three times higher than the sustainable level. Several recent studies show that Earth’s resources are enough to sustain only about 2 billion people at a European standard of living.
An average European consumes far more resources than any of the poorest two billion people in the world. However, Europeans use only about half the resources of Americans, on average.
By David Bacon
In the Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons there is usually a scene where Coyote, chasing Roadrunner, runs off a cliff. He continues on a horizontal line for a couple of seconds, looking increasingly puzzled and concerned, until he realizes his predicament, tries vainly to reverse course, and falls to the desert below.
This is symbolic of the situation ecologists call “overshoot.” Overshoot is when a species reproduces to a number that its environment can’t sustain. Read more about The Population Bubble