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The Overpopulation Podcast features enlightening conversations between World Population Balance Executive Director Dave Gardner, staff, and guests. Stay tuned as we roll out more podcasts to raise overpopulation awareness and spread the great news that overpopulation is solvable!

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Cold Showers, Depopulation Panic and Overpopulation Illiteracy

Society can flourish with declining birth rates. That’s what the world needs to know, according to João Abegão, author of The Human Overpopulation Atlas. He wants men and women to desire a smaller family and be able to easily exercise that choice.

Our conversation with João covers depopulation panic and growth mania, civilization collapse, pessimism, overconsumption, the value of simple living, and a billboard campaign in Portugal that celebrated small families (similar to our One Planet, One Child campaign in the U.S.).

Depopulation Panic – Don’t Fall for It

World population COULD peak in 2064 instead of sometime after 2100, according to a new world population estimate. On an overpopulated planet, a 2064 peak is far better than post-2100. But you wouldn’t know it based on the news coverage. The BBC headline read, Fertility Rate: 'Jaw-Dropping' Global Crash in Children Being Born. In this episode, we dig into the coverage and highlight how journalists’ pro-growth bias colored the reports – giving very little weight to the environmental benefits and unwarranted emphasis on the challenges economies face in adjusting to a shrinking number of consumers and workers.

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 to do it. In this episode, we lament how the United Nations avoids the subject of overpopulation in its World Population Day messaging.

43 Planet of the Humans Slandered by Attempts at Overpopulation Shaming

Overpopulation shaming has raised its ugly head to new heights with unfounded and misleading critiques of the documentary, Planet of the Humans. We thoroughly debunk the defamation in this episode, especially the deceitful and ugly attacks by UK Guardian columnist George Monbiot and filmmaker Josh Fox. We also continue the discussion of what Planet of the Humans got right.

Epidode 42 Planet of the Humans: Solving the Problem

What should we do in response to the key messages of the 2020 documentary, Planet of the Humans? This is a continuation of the webinar discussion in Episode 41: "No Escape from Planet of the Humans’ Inconvenient Truths".  In part 2, our panel identifies, considers and recommends actions we can take now – to avoid terminating or greatly harming human civilization. Both parts of the webinar addressed the roles of overpopulation, overconsumption and economic growth in the most serious environmental crises we face.

No Escape from Planet of the Humans’ Inconvenient Truths

Some environmentalists don’t want you to see Planet of the Humans, the new documentary executive produced by Michael Moore, which raises important questions about what we’re being told by renewable energy advocates. The film’s producer/director and narrator, at one point tells the audience:

“It was becoming clear that what we had been calling green, renewable energy, and industrial civilization are one and the same – desperate measures not to save the planet, but to save our way of life.”

Episode 40: "Sustainable Population Australia - Part Two"

How does the public conversation about overpopulation differ between Australia and North America? Dave and Erika invited Sustainable Population Australia’s (SPA) Michael Bayliss back for a second episode to compare notes and report on the 2019 bushfires, SPA’s public policy recommendations related to population, and to share personal experiences that inform his work today.