World Population Balance speakers are available to give live or online presentations, workshops, and media interviews anywhere.
If you would like to help your community learn about solving overpopulation by taking advantage of our speakers, please contact us to arrange a live presentation, online presentation or interview, workshop, or telephone interview with your local media -- radio, TV or newspaper.
What We Say
The following are some of the major concepts we cover in our presentations.
The basic demographic facts about overpopulation:
- We number more than 7.5 billion worldwide, having doubled in the past 50 years and quadrupled in the past century.
- Populations grow "exponentially," which means they double in a regular period of time.
- Currently, we add more than two people every second, net gain (births minus deaths).
- We are overpopulated. Global Footprint Data suggests the sustainable population is about 2 billion people at a European standard of living. Our planet cannot support the existing population at our current standard of living, and continued population growth will only make problems worse.
- The United States is the fastest-growing developed nation and has by far the largest environmental impact.
The fundamental relationship between overpopulation and all other major issues:
- Famine and poverty in the developing nations is largely due to rapid growth rates.
- Natural resources are being depleted and polluted due to increasing consumption, so that more people are suffering now than ever before in history.
- Suburban sprawl and traffic congestion in the U.S. are due to population growth and increased consumption.
- Whatever your cause, it is a lost cause without reducing overpopulation.
- The economy depends on the environment, not vice versa.
- Can you think of any meaningful benefit to increasing population?
What can individuals do to help reduce overpopulation?
- Have smaller families and encourage others to do the same. Averaging one child per family would lead to a global population of less than 3 billion people in 100 years!
- Encourage the media to make the connections between overpopulation and the depletion of resources, dire poverty, species loss, and climate change.
- Learn more about the issue and share your knowledge with others.