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New Info-Link Page

posted Oct 31, 2015, 11:56 AM by Don White   [ updated Oct 31, 2015, 12:04 PM ]

We have just created a new page on where we will post links to population-related, web pages, graphics, widgets, etc. You can find the page by clicking on Related Links in the navigation bar to the left. The inaugural link is to a real-time graphic on UK and Global Statistics sent to us by a an interested party in the UK. If you know of any appropriate item related to human population/overpopulation, please send the link and a description to  

2015 UN Report on Integrating Population into Development available

posted Oct 31, 2015, 11:21 AM by Don White

The 2015 UN report "Integrating Population Issues into Sustainable Development", including the post-2015 Development Agenda is available for viewing/download in Recent Literature/Academic under the filename UNPopulationReport2015.pdf

WWF 2014 Report now available

posted Mar 29, 2015, 12:47 PM by Don White   [ updated Mar 29, 2015, 12:53 PM ]

WWF 2014 Report Summary is now available for download in Article Files. The report states how the world's wildlife had declined by 50% in the past 40 years as human population numbers have increased - a finding that has significant implications should the human population continue growing. 

Call for Articles and Links

posted Mar 21, 2015, 10:26 AM by Don White   [ updated Mar 29, 2015, 12:56 PM ]

We are in the process of updating and expanding our Recent Literature resource files. If you have or know of any items that would be relevant to and suitable for a knowledge base on population-related issues - in either pdf format or as links to online publications - please send them to We are particularly interested in research and other science-based material. Thanks for your help! Together we can make this site a valuable resource for human population information.

Changes Happening

posted Mar 19, 2015, 7:54 PM by Don White   [ updated Mar 21, 2015, 10:27 AM ]

After a too-long hiatus, we are revamping our library of Recent Literature. If you go to the Navigation Sidebar and click on Recent Literature you will see links to two sub-pages: Downloadable Articles and Publication Links. The first contains download links to pdf files that have come to our attention and that have no copyright restriction to prevent our storing the article online for you. The second contains links to a variety of publications, some which require an account (e.g., via a subscribing library) and some which are open access.

Moving links and pdf files from our original, single page, Recent Literature is a work in progress. Many of the original links are still on the Downloadable Articles page, but we are porting them to Publication Links as quickly as we can. We apologize for any inconvenience and confusion this may cause during the interim. Thank you for your patience!
We also encourage you to visit our Facebook page at for an ongoing and growing collection of recent population-related articles in the popular media that we post for access and discussion. 

If you know or encounter any article that you believe would be of interest, please forward it or a link to

We're in transition!

posted Nov 22, 2013, 6:08 PM by Don White was originally created as a support for our initial series of university-public lectures in Vancouver, BC, during the spring of 2013. Following that successful series, we repurposed the website to foster informed dialogue on population-related topics. Now, we are both expanding and becoming more specific in how we will pursue that latter mandate. We will be integrating our website with our Facebook page and with our posts on Twitter (@7BillionAndYou) in order to provide an expanded platform for information/discussion on specific population topics. Those features will be coming soon. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us on Facebook and on Twitter! 

Links to Some Recent Articles

posted Sep 3, 2013, 10:31 AM by Don White   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 10:32 AM ]

A list with links to some recent articles on population from the archives of

New Literature Links

posted Sep 3, 2013, 10:28 AM by Don White

We are continuing to update our links to Related Literature, so it may pay to check periodically for recent posts. If you come across any article you think might be relevant to a discussion on population, please sent it or a link to

From the Forum: Resetting the website's focus

posted May 25, 2013, 2:43 PM by Don White   [ updated May 25, 2013, 2:43 PM ]

Although was created primarily as a support to our initial series of university-public lectures in Vancouver, BC, during the spring of 2013, the feedback we received throughout the series has led to our adopting somewhat of a new direction. We are now rededicating the website to fostering informed dialogue on population-related topics.

In the same spirit of the original seminars, we believe in the need to engage people from across academic and public communities, NGOs and governments, whether individuals or special interest groups, in a dialogue on population. We believe the human numbers underlie many if not most of the major challenges we face today. We believe that if change is needed, it may best be fostered by combining current knowledge found in academia with the political will found within the public. 

This means: the Forum is now an arena open for posting and discussion of any population-related topic; participants from every geographical region, inside and outside universities, organizations, and government are encouraged to join the dialogue; topics, comments, debate, and insights will come from Forum participants (it is not a podium for those of us who made the website); and the more people from a greater variety of backgrounds, the more representative will be the discussion and any consensus that it reaches. 

Regarding the last point, we have recognized the need to get out word about the website and the Forum in order to engage as many people as possible in the dialogue. For this reason, www.7billionandyou.orghas become the anchor point for two related web initiatives: 7 Billion And You on Facebook; and @7BillionAndYou on Twitter. Both initiatives are also open to everyone to post and comment, and we encourage you to join, and follow. Most of all, we encourage you to share the pages and the posts with people on your own webpages.

Just imagine what would happen if everyone were engaged in talking about and implementing solutions to global population-related problems!  We hope can contribute to that journey, and we offer it as one opportunity to take a step in that direction.

We hope that you will join us.  

New articles posted

posted May 21, 2013, 7:29 PM by Don White

Check Related Literature for six new articles posted since Apr 26, 2013.

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