Episode 44: "World OVERpopulation Day"

World OVERpopulation Day

World Population Day is July 11th, but The Overpopulation Podcast team is renaming it World OVERpopulation Day, and we’ve taken over the website worldpopulationday.org to do it. In this episode, we lament how the United Nations avoids the subject of overpopulation in its World Population Day messaging.

We also discuss the sensitivity around the overpopulation issue that leads to discomfort with raising the issue, let alone fully discussing it, and the history and fears we believe are behind the often-false accusations of racism. The modern sustainable population movement rejects racism. It’s not on the agenda here, but we must be sensitive to mistakes of the past.