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To our knowledge we are the only population organization in the world that candidly promotes all of the following direct yet hopeful and empowering message: 1) The world is significantly overpopulated right now. 2) Overpopulation is Solvable. 3) Successfully solving overpopulation will be an uphill battle. Yet, it is vastly easier than coping with overpopulation's devastating consequences. And we can do it!
We must inspire humanity to reduce births below a two child average. Only then will population decline - humanely.
At World Population Balance we think a sustainable planet is worth the investment of millions. Our ambitious, transformative vision requires major funding to implement the following:
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.
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 and then falls to the desert below. This is symbolic of the situation ecologists call overshoot: overshoot is when a species reproduces to a number that the environment can't sustain. more
All the world's children need our help stopping overpopulation. Leave them a truly sustainable planet. Sign the Sustainable Population Pledge!
View the very best short video about our declining resource/overpopulation crisis and what we must do to create a truly sustainable planet.
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. more
The biggest environmental issue on Earth is Humanity. Piecemeal ecology isn't working. We must stop overwhelming the planet, or nature will stop us – in very harsh ways. This artiicle points to a positive way forward. more