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February 21, 2016 The huge, hidden cost of population growth Davies, G. The Brisbane Times Arguing against the link between population growth and prosperity for Australia http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/the-huge-hidden-cost-of-population-growth-20160219-gmyddb.html 
February 12, 2016 Two-Thirds of the World Faces Severe Water Shortages St. Fleur, N. The NY Times Considers implications of recent report that four billion people, or two-thirds of the world’s population, face severe water shortages during at least one month every year,  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/science/two-thirds-of-the-world-faces-severe-water-shortages.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1 
February 9, 2016 Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic Beckett, A. The Guardian Author queries the implications of the population boom for Britain http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/09/is-britain-full-home-truths-about-population-panic?utm_content=buffer051aa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 
February 1, 2016 Africa's Population Will Soar Dangerously Unless Women Are More Empowered Engelman, R. Scientific American Author argues that Population projections for the continent are alarming. The solution: empower women http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/africa-s-population-will-soar-dangerously-unless-women-are-more-empowered/?WT.mc_id=SA_ArtPromo_Engelman 
January 26, 2016 Are eco-friendly initiatives pointless unless we tackle overpopulation? Somerville, M. The Guardian Author argues tht It is not just absolute numbers of people that have an impact on the planet but the rate at which they consume resources http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jan/26/overpopulation-sustainability-environment-eco-friendly-initiatives?CMP=share_btn_tw 
December 4, 2015 Voluntary Birth Control Is A Climate Change Solution Nobody Wants To Talk About Prois, J. HuffPost A growing population means greater environmental strain. The solution could be rooted in women's rights http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/birth-control-climate-change_565339cde4b0258edb322194 
December 4, 2015 Though climate change is a crisis, the population threat is even worse Emmott, S. The Guardian While the Paris climate summit focuses on global warming, the key issue is the prospect of 10 billion people on Earth http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/04/climate-change-population-crisis-paris-summit 
November 24, 2015 Can the planet handle China's new two-child policy? Winston, A. The Guardian China has ended its one-child rule but, with an ever-increasing need for resources, it’s unclear if the world can sustain the expected population growth http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/nov/24/china-two-child-policy-sustainable-population 
November 22, 2015 100 Women 2015: Desperate not to have children BBC News Some women are desperate to have children - but some are desperate not to. Here two who want to stay child-free explain why.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34521525 
November 10, 2015 Population Becoming a Bigger Issue at Climate Change Discussions Engelman, R. New Security Beat Director of WorldWatch Institute argues that population is at the heart of current environmental problems http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2015/11/population-bigger-issue-climate-change-discussions/ 
November 2, 2015 Women’s Progress Outdid China’s One-Child Policy Sen, A. New York Times The decrease in China's birth rate is attributable to empowering Chinese women, not 1 child policy http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/02/opinion/amartya-sen-womens-progress-outdid-chinas-one-child-policy.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&_r=1 
October 31, 2015 Here’s why China’s one-child policy was a good thing Conly, S. Boston Globe Assessing the net benefits of China's "draconian" policy. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/10/31/here-why-china-one-child-policy-was-good-thing/GY4XiQLeYfAZ8e8Y7yFycI/story.html 
October 29, 2015 5 things to know about China's 1-child policy CBC News Some basic facts about China's reproductive policy http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/5-things-to-know-about-china-s-1-child-policy-1.3294335?cmp=rss 
October 29, 2015 China Ends One-Child Policy, Allowing Families Two Children Buckley, C. New York Times Reasons for and possible effects of China's decision to ease restrictive reproductive policy http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/30/world/asia/china-end-one-child-policy.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1 
October 28, 2015 How to save the planet? Stop having children Mullin, F. The Guardian Doctors should be encouraging people to have smaller families for the sake of the environment, says GP http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/28/how-save-planet-stop-having-children-doctors 
October 24, 2015 Will Africa’s Population Boom Lead to Economic Growth? Nelson, J. Atlantic Black Star How plausible is recent UN report that Africa will reap an economic dividend from population growth? https://atlantablackstar.com/2015/10/24/will-africas-population-boom-lead-to-economic-growth/ 
October 22, 2015 Kenya's delicate Lake Nakuru under pressure from growing population Penny, J. Reuters Kenya as microcosm of global population-related issues http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/22/us-climatechange-summit-earthprints-keny-idUKKCN0SG11Y20151022 
October 19, 2015 How humans are driving the sixth mass extinction Hance, J. The Guardian Scientists have been warning for decades that human actions are pushing life on our shared planet toward mass extinction http://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2015/oct/20/the-four-horsemen-of-the-sixth-mass-extinction 
October 19, 2015 Despite the odds, one doctor promotes family planning in Muslim Nigeria Nzwilli, F. Washington Post Amid stiff opposition to modern birth control methods in the predominantly Islamic region of Northern Nigeria, a Muslim medical doctor is working to dispel the myths that fuel the resistance to family planning https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/despite-the-odds-one-doctor-promotes-family-planning-in-muslim-nigeria/2015/10/19/3bd4efb0-7692-11e5-a5e2-40d6b2ad18dd_story.html 
October 14, 2015 Burundi, Overpopulation and Pope Francis Doerr, E. Church and State If Pope Francis is serious about social justice and climate change, the mess his church has helped create in Burundi and Rwanda would be good places to put action where his mouth is. http://churchandstate.org.uk/2015/10/burundi-overpopulation-and-pope-francis/ 
September 28, 2015 7 reasons why some progressives don’t get population Ross, S. (Population Matters) Church & State There real danger of wishful thinking and comforting platitudes: that needful action is not taken and future generations will have to deal with the consequences of human numbers. http://churchandstate.org.uk/2015/10/7-reasons-why-some-progressives-dont-get-population/ 
September 26, 2015 Population growth is part of migrant crisis Gillespie, P. Irish Times Deeper engagement with fragile states is required as population pressures increase http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/population-growth-is-part-of-migrant-crisis-1.2366757#.VhVHjNmrDe8.twitter 
September 25, 2015 Israel's soaring population: Promised Land running out of room? Cohen, T., Sheer, S. Reuters Will Israel's birth rate, the highest in the developed world and once seen as a survival tactic in a hostile region, be its undoing? http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/09/25/uk-israel-demographics-idUKKCN0RP0ZG20150925 
September 22, 2015 Which species will survive the Earth’s sixth mass extinction? The Conversation Asks whether humans will be among the surviving life forms http://theconversation.com/which-species-will-survive-the-earths-sixth-mass-extinction-47893 
September 22, 2015 UN Reviews Development Goals, But Again Ignores Population Growth Chamie, J. YaleGlobal Online UN sustainability goals should not overlook population growth centered in the poor, least developed countries http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/un-reviews-development-goals-again-ignores-population-growth 
September 18, 2015 Population Growth Is Driving the Migration Crisis Hadley, E.A & Barnosky, A.D. Consensus for Action Authors consider the factor underlying the immediate causes for human migration.  http://consensusforaction.stanford.edu/blog/population-growth-is-drivin.html 
September 13, 2015 Europe’s Refugee Crisis: Mass Migration is Biosphere Collapse Barry, G. EcoInternet Connecting migration to overpopulation, historically and today. http://www.ecointernet.org/2015/09/13/essay-mass-migration-is-biosphere-collapse/ 
September 11, 2015 How will a population boom change Africa? BBC News Four experts tell the BBC World Service Inquiry programme how this population boom will change Africa. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34188248 
September 8, 2015 A look at Europe's population helps explain why Britain and Germany are divided over the refugee crisis Williams-Grut, O. Business Insider UK Author connects Germany's declining, aging workforce to its response to current refuge crisis. http://uk.businessinsider.com/refugee-crisis-uk-vs-german-demographics-2015-9 
September 6, 2015 Kenyan population to hit 81 million as fertility rates soar Merab, E. Daily Nation Summarizing national statistics from recent UN reports, a Kenyan woman gives birth to an average of four children, a number higher than the global average of 2.5. http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Kenyan-population-to-hit-81-million-as-fertility-rates-soar/-/1056/2860682/-/ybvkdx/-/index.html 
September 1, 2015 Is the world running out of space? Nuwar, R. BBC n an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another? http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150901-is-the-world-running-out-of-space?ocid=ww.social.link.email 
August 31, 2015 Population explosion nibbling away at the planet Bannerjee, A. LiveMint Author describes India’s landscape in the next decade after UN predicts country will become overtake China's population by 2022. http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/L2pu44V0ZU88YfndMdVzEP/Population-explosion-nibbling-away-at-the-planet.html 
August 27, 2015 UN population projections: implications for international development Anderson, Ian. Development Policy Center The article title says it all. http://devpolicy.org/un-population-projections-implications-for-international-development-20150827/ 
August 26, 2015 A LONG-OVERDUE BURIAL FOR THE POPULATION VS. CONSUMPTION QUESTION Feldstein, S. Ensia Director of the Population and Sustainability program, Center for Biological Diversity, argues arguments about whether population, consumption or production is problematic. We need to get to work on all of them – now. http://ensia.com/voices/a-long-overdue-burial-for-the-population-vs-consumption-question/ 
August 26, 2015 A long-overdue burial for the population vs. consumption question Fieldstone, S. Ensia Why we can't ignore the massive environmental impact of 7 billion people on the planet, OR what we consume, how much, and how it's produced. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/center/articles/2015/ensia-08-26-2015.html 
August 23, 2015 Europe needs many more babies to avert a population disaster Kassam, A. et al. The Guardian Authors argue that because birth rates are tumbling across Europe, a ‘perfect demographic storm’ exists that will imperil economic growth across the continent. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/23/baby-crisis-europe-brink-depopulation-disaster 
August 21, 2015  The Real Demographic Challenge Turner, A. Project Syndicate Economic concern should be on population growth, rather than aging populations. https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/demographic-challenge-poor-countries-by-adair-turner-2015-08 
August 19, 2015 Big FAMILIES are the new status symbol Nicholas, S. The Daily Mail Statistics revealed this week how Britain has become home to some of the biggest families in Europe: 9.5 per cent of babies in the UK now have three or more siblings - nearly double the number six years ago, with increased affluence one of the primary reasons. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3204000/Big-FAMILIES-new-status-symbol-s-not-just-parents-Benefits-Street-affluent-having-mega-broods.html 
August 18, 2015 Population boom projected for Africa Mathews, S. Independent Media Raises question whether Africa is on course to become world economic power given recent UN projections on world population growth, but does not factor in resource depletion, etc.  http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/population-boom-projected-for-africa-1.1901646#.VddDXtNVikp 
August 14, 2015 Woolly Mammoths And Other Ancient Beasts Were Wiped Out By Humans Marcarelli, R. HNGN Recent findings suggest human activity played a larger role in the extinction of early large mammals than climate change. [Research paper Bartlett et al 2015 available in Article Files/Academic.] http://www.hngn.com/articles/119600/20150814/woolly-mammoths-ancient-beasts-wiped-out-humans.htm 
August 12, 2015 Humans have already used up 2015's supply of Earth's resources – analysis Howard, E. The Guardian  Earth ‘overshoot day’ – the day each year when our demands on the planet outstrip its ability to regenerate – comes six days earlier than 2014, with world’s population currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 planets a year http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/12/humans-have-already-used-up-2015s-supply-of-earths-resources-analysis 
August 10, 2015 World population likely to surpass 11 billion in 2100 AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION AAAS reports that the director of the United Nations (UN) Population Division told the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM 2015) that there will not be an end to world population growth this century unless there are unprecedented fertility declines in those parts of sub-Saharan Africa that are still experiencing rapid population growth.  http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-08/asa-wpl080615.php 
August 5, 2015 Feeding People on Our Stressed Planet Will Require a 'Revolution' Bienkowski, B. Common Dreams Two renowned scientists—Stanford's Paul Ehrlich and UC-Berkeley's John Harte — argue that feeding the planet goes way beyond food. Revolutionary political, economic and social shifts are necessary to avoid unprecedented chaos. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/05/feeding-people-our-stressed-planet-will-require-revolution 
August 4, 2015 Too Many Humans: Overpopulation Is Bad for People and the Planet Walker, R. Alternet n the developing world, where high fertility rates impede efforts to reduce poverty and prevent environmental degradation, reproductive choice can be a game changer. http://www.alternet.org/environment/too-many-humans-overpopulation-bad-people-and-planet 
July 30, 2015 One BILLION people in 15 years: How the world's population is set to soar Batchelor, T. The Express NINETY-ONE MILLION migrants will move to the world's wealthiest nations over the next three decades, according to a United Nations (UN) report. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/594790/Migration-91-million-population-West-2050-UN-report 
July 28, 2015 These countries are shrinking the fastest Myers, J. World Economic Forum Agenda Author claims that whilst there is much talk of the overall growth of the world’s population, some countries’ populations are actually shrinking because of emigration and/or death rates exceeding birth rates. https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/07/these-countries-are-shrinking-the-fastest/ 
July 14, 2015 Having kids is terrible for the environment, so I’m not having any Gies, E., Washington Post One environmental journalist's response to the human overpopulation question. http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/07/14/having-kids-is-terrible-for-the-environment-so-im-not-having-any/ 
July 13, 2015 How Scientific Inventions Sparked Population Explosion Long, K. Scientific American SA blog discusses recent chart of Population Connection that shows how scientific discoveries and inventions allowed civilizations to spread across the globe for the last 2,000 years.  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/how-scientific-inventions-sparked-population-explosion/ 
July 11, 2015 World Population Day 2015: Facts, figures and consequences of overpopulation Smith, L. International Business Times Charting the risks associated with human overpopulation. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/world-population-day-2015-facts-figures-consequences-overpopulation-1510327 
July 11, 2015 India’s population as of 5pm today: 127,42,39,769 and growing - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/indias-population-as-of-today-1274239769-and-growing/#sthash.h1m2jDHu.dpuf The Indian Express Official calls for population stabilization http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/indias-population-as-of-today-1274239769-and-growing/ 
July 7, 2015 The Sustainability Conundrum Hampton, R. Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB) Good overview of overpopulation and overconsumption issues. http://mahb.stanford.edu/blog/the-sustainability-conundrum/ 
June 27, 2015 Talking Point: Human herd eating the planet Brown, B. The Mercury Opinion piece by Tasmanian Greens leader, Dr. Bob Brown http://www.themercury.com.au/news/opinion/talking-point-human-herd-eating-the-planet/story-fnj4f64i-1227417085938 
June 18, 2015 Pope Francis Ducks the Population Issue Seegar, J. Population Connection Open letter by President of Population Connection about Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on climate change, which fingers his church’s consistent unwillingness “to break the doctrinal chains that prevent the Vatican from recognizing the impacts of population growth”. http://churchandstate.org.uk/2015/06/pope-francis-ducks-the-population-issue/ 
June 15, 2015 Did Wrong Man Win 'The Population Bomb' Bet? Smith, N. The Bloomberg View An assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University warns not to put all your faith in technology as a fix to current problems.  http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-06-15/did-wrong-man-win-the-population-bomb-bet- 
May 31, 2015 The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion Haberman, C. NY Times A current view on the threat of overpopulation and the controversy generated by Ehrlich's The Population Bomb. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/us/the-unrealized-horrors-of-population-explosion.html?_r=0 
May 28, 2015 Migration: Are more people on the move than ever before? Adams, P., BBC News A look at recent migration patterns and numbers. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-32912867 
May 3, 2015 If we don’t control overpopulation, Mother Nature will do it for us Hughes, B., Deluth News Tribune A grass-roots article, why overpopulation is also a local issue. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/opinion/local-view/3736847-local-view-if-we-dont-control-overpopulation-mother-nature-will-do-it-us 
April 30, 2015 Nigeria: Dealing With Family Planning in Nigeria Ogunsola, O., All Africa Importance of family planning for Nigeria's population and well being http://allafrica.com/stories/201504300800.html 
April 30, 2015 Roar or die—how Africa’s booming population could make it richer and stronger, or kill it Mail & Guardian Africa IMF study considers economics of African demographic dransition. http://mgafrica.com/article/2015-04-28-boom-or-busthow-africas-booming-population-could-either-push-economic-growth-through-the-roof-to-the-trapdoor/ 
April 28, 2015 Can 10 billion people live and eat well on the planet? Yes. Strubenhoff, H., Brookings World Bank official argues we don't need to worry about population trends http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/future-development/posts/2015/04/28-population-food-security-strubenhoff 
April 28, 2015 South Thanet Liberal Democrat candidate Russ Timpson under fire after suggesting population controls for over-crowding Frances, P., Kent Online A Liberal Democrat candidate is under fire after suggesting that population controls could be a way of dealing with over-crowding in the country. http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/lib-dem-under-fire-after-35929/ 
April 27, 2015 Population and birth rates: Claims about decline of the West are 'exaggerated' Science Daily Review of study by Coleman & Basten in Population Studies arguing that population trends are manageable http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150427211644.htm?utm_content=buffer7446c&utm_medium=social&utm 
April 22, 2015 The Biggest Threat to the Earth? We Have Too Many Kids Stockton, N., Wired Every environmental solution is addressing the same, ugly problem: The world has to support a lot of hungry, thirsty, fertile people. The human population is the core of every single environmental issue that we have. http://www.wired.com/2015/04/biggest-threat-earth-many-kids/ 
April 18, 2015 Japanese population falls to 15-year low Agence France-Presse The total has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/18/japanese-population-falls-to-15-year-low 
April 18, 2015 Conflict Over Soil and Water Quality Puts ‘Iowa Nice’ to a Test Smith, M., NY Times Food vs. water for the 7 billion. Iowa farming communities sued for imperilling drinking water with fertilizers. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/us/conflict-over-soil-and-water-quality-puts-iowa-nice-to-a-test.html 
April 17, 2015 Why Women Aren't Having Children Gilbert, S. The Atlantic As detailed in essays by 16 different writers, both male and female: because they don't want to, and because not wanting to is perfectly reasonable http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/04/why-women-arent-having-children/390765/ 
April 16, 2015 Environmentalism's DIrty Secret Stevens, G., Second Nexus Good summary of recent and current thinking on the population question. http://secondnexus.com/ecology-and-sustainability/environmentalisms-dirty-secret/ 
April 15, 2015 Street Food No More: Bug Snacks Move To Store Shelves In Thailand Sullivan, M., NPR News Bug snacks go mainstream as a 2013 report by the U.N.'s Food and Agricultural Organization suggests that edible insects could help offset food insecurity as the world's population increases.  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/15/394849989/street-food-no-more-bug-snacks-move-to-store-shelves-in-thailand?sc=tw 
April 5, 2015 The Return of ‘Limits to Growth’? York, S., Howmany.org Senior writer with Institute for Population Studies examines inferences of NY Times article on Calif drought and endless growth. http://populationgrowth.org/the-return-of-limits-to-growth/ 
April 4, 2015 California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth Nagourney, A., et al, NY Times Drought makes California the proving ground for links between population numbers, resources, and economic prosperity http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/us/california-drought-tests-history-of-endless-growth.html?_r=1 
March 27, 2015 Fertilized World: A Mixed Blessing Charles, D., National Geographic The use of nitrogen-based fertilizers may help feed us in the future - or destroy us. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text 
March 26, 2015 The challenge leaders don't talk about: population growth pressures in NSW Wade, M., Sidney Morning Herald Columnist notes the population of NSW will increase by about half a million during the next term of parliament, but neither major party has a detailed policy on how to respond to the projected increase or its predicted effects. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-state-election-2015/the-challenge-leaders-dont-talk-about-population-growth-pressures-in-nsw-20150325-1m7537.html 
March 25, 2015 Australia's population rising fast, but lag in public spending prompts debate over infrastructure demand Percey, K., ABC News Review and inferences of recent Australian population study and projections of future growth. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-25/australian-population-rising-fast-but-public-spending-lags/6348232 
March 24, 2015 TV As Birth Control Pearce, F., MAHB Empowering women by providing soap operas and reality TV shows that depict modern, urban lifestyles correlates with falling fertility. http://mahb.stanford.edu/blog/tv-birth-control/ 
March 24, 2015 World's Forests Have Fragmented into Tiny Patches Edwards, D. Scientific American, The Conversation As human numbers grow: smaller, isolated chunks of forests can't sustain as much wildlife as one big connected region. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/world-s-forests-have-fragmented-into-tiny-patches/ 
March 23, 2015 Population could outpace water by mid-century: Technological advances needed in coming decades to avoid water shortages Science Daily Population growth could cause demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current use levels continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, a new study finds. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150323182518.htm 
March 22, 2015 Indonesia facing overpopulation crisis Vaessen, S., Aljazeera Population boom could take growing toll on quality of life in country already facing housing, water and food shortages. http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/asia/2015/03/indonesia-facing-overpopulation-crisis-150319200635063.html 
March 21, 2015 UN warns world could have 40 percent water shortfall by 2030 AP, The Independent Article links population with what is happening in the world, in this case water shortage, rather than than just treating effects as if they were independent of each other.  http://www.theindependentbd.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=251494:un-warns-world-could-have-40-percent-water-shortfall-by-2030&catid=103:asia&Itemid=76&utm_content=bufferde165&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 
March 20, 2015 Adapting to climate change will bring new environmental problems Science Daily Describes research showing that adapting to climate change could have profound environmental repercussions, and that adaptation measures have the potential to generate further pressures and threats for both local and global ecosystems. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150320091319.htm 
March 20, 2015 Earth is halfway to being inhospitable to life, scientist says RT.com A Swedish scientist claims in a new theory that humanity has exceeded four of the nine limits for keeping the planet hospitable to modern life. http://rt.com/news/242441-earth-facing-human-extinction/ 
March 16, 2015 2015 challenges: demographic shifts Leach, A., The Guardian Rapid population growth in many developing countries is bringing challenges. What can NGOs do to minimise negative consequences? http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/16/2015-challenges-demographic-shifts-population-growth-youth-bulge-ageing?CMP=share_btn_tw 
March 12, 2015 The tenuous link between population and prosperity The Conversation Are migration and population growth key determinants of economic well-being? https://theconversation.com/the-tenuous-link-between-population-and-prosperity-38291 
March 11, 2015 Rapid coastal population growth may leave many exposed to sea-level rise Science Daily The number of people potentially exposed to future sea level rise and associated storm surge flooding may be highest in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia and Africa according to new projections based on population growth to 2030, 2060. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150311160339.htm 
March 9, 2015 Nature Is Losing The Battle Against Humans Conca, J., Forbes The expansion of human populations has led to the destruction of everything else, argues the author. Energy development may be a way to prevent further losses. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2015/03/09/nature-is-losing-the-battle-against-humans/ 
December 1, 2014 Without draconian measures, global population boom is 'locked in' Cesare, C., Mongabay.com Article presents argument why there is little chance of reaching 'sustainable population' in next century.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1201-cesare-ucsc-population.html 
November 19, 2014 Breeding Ourselves To Extinction Chery, D., & Mercier, G. Counterpunch Despite climate-change denial becoming incorrect, as long discussion of overpopulation remains a taboo, we may be sure that nothing will be achieved. http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/19/breeding-ourselves-to-extinction/ 
October 29, 2014 World population likely to peak at 9.4 billion by 2070 Open Science World New population projections from IIASA researchers provide a fundamentally improved view of future population, structured by age, sex, and level of education, which differ from recent projections by the United Nations. http://openscienceworld.com/world-population-likely-to-peak-by-2070/ 
October 27, 2014 Humanity's 'inexorable' population growth is so rapid that even a global catastrophe would not stop it Connor, S. The Independent Even a world war or pandemic would result in at least 5bn people by 2100 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/humanitys-inexorable-population-growth-is-so-rapid-that-even-global-catastrophe-wouldnt-stop-it-9821601.html 
October 23, 2014 In the face of conflict, and climate change, let’s take care of overpopulation Schlesinger, W.H. Church and State  Adapted from a Presentation by William H. Schlesinger, President, The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies April 25, 2014, as the 5th Ned Ames Honorary Lecture Millbrook, NY http://churchandstate.org.uk/2015/11/in-the-face-of-conflict-and-climate-change-lets-take-care-of-overpopulation/ 
October 9, 2014 How family planning could be part of the answer to climate change The Conversation Having two children could leave more carbon emissions than you can save by changing lightbulbs. https://theconversation.com/how-family-planning-could-be-part-of-the-answer-to-climate-change-32667 
September 19, 2014 A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates Kunzig, R., National Geographic Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140918-population-global-united-nations-2100-boom-africa/ 
September 18, 2014 World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise Carrington, D., The Gurardian New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/world-population-new-study-11bn-2100 
July 31, 2014 Overpopulation in India – Causes, Effects and How to Control it? Phukan, R.S. MapsofIndia.com Causes, effects, and means to address India's population-related problems http://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/india/overpopulation-in-india-causes-effects-and-how-to-control-it 
May 31, 2014 Why shrinking populations may be no bad thing The Economist Decreasing populations may be better addressed by education than other government policies http://www.economist.com/news/international/21603024-why-shrinking-populations-may-be-no-bad-thing-quality-time 
May 17, 2014 On Overpopulation and Ecosystem Collapse Barry, G. EcoInternet  Equity, education, condoms, and incentives to stabilize and then reduce human population are a huge part of the solution to Earth’s collapsing biosphere. http://ecointernet.org/2014/05/17/on-overpopulation-and-ecosystem-collapse/ 
March 1, 2014 Population and Sustainability: the Elephant in the Room Bramhall, SJ.,  Population control is a taboo topic among in most sustainability circles, but according to a University of Oregon study, childbearing is the number one carbon intensive activity. http://stuartjeannebramhall.com/2014/03/01/population-and-sustainability-the-elephant-in-the-room/ 
September 27, 2013 Overpopulation Is Still the Problem Tal, A., Huffington Posy Overpopulation remains the leading driver of hunger, desertification, species depletion and a range of social maladies across the planet despite a spate of op-ed essays that have challenged this view http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alon-tal/overpopulation-is-still-t_b_3990646.html 
September 22, 2013 Overpopulation: Why ingenuity alone won't save us Wiseman, A., LA Times Author of "The World Without Us" argues that we are running out of tricks to squeeze more from a planet already bursting its seams.  http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-weisman-population-hunger-climate-20130922-story.html#page=1 
September 18, 2013 Sorry, Sir David Attenborough. This isn’t the way to tackle over-population McCarthy, M., The Independent Author critiques Attenborough's recent remarks on population, arguing that they will be used to attack a reasonable central thesis; that soaring population growth is a threat to the world itself. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/sorry-sir-david-attenborough-this-isnt-the-way-to-tackle-overpopulation-8824385.html 
September 18, 2013 Overpopulation Is Not the Problem? Really? Walker, R., Huffington Post Response by Robert Walker, President of the Population Institute to Earle Ellis Opinion piece in the NY Times.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-walker/overpopulation_b_3942740.html 
September 13, 2013 Overpopulation Is Not the Problem Ellis, EC., NY Times Opinion-piece by Earle Ellis arguing that human ingenuity and imagination allow our species to engineer ecosystems and overcome the resource constraints that limit the populations of other species.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/14/opinion/overpopulation-is-not-the-problem.html?_r=0 
September 2, 2013 Population growth increases climate fear Lochhead, C., SF Chronicle A good overview of the implications of human numbers for a variety of ecological problems and the reluctance to discuss solutions. http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Population-growth-increases-climate-fear-4781833.php#page-1 
July 15, 2013 Getting India wrong Dasgupta, P., Prospect Magazine  An article arguing that both critics and supporters of India's economic policies ignore the externalities of pollution and population.  http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/partha-dasgupta-amartya-sen-review-gdp-wealth-development-economics-getting-india-wrong#.UeohFWTF0y8 
July 5, 2013 Book Reviews Gray, J., The Guardian Reviews of “Population 10 Billion” by Danny Dorling and “Ten Billion” by Stephen Emmott which take opposite views on the (over)population question. The reviews raise a number of key issues.  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jul/05/ten-billion-stephen-emmott-review 
June 20, 2013 Women's Rights And World Population: A Conversation With Suzanne Ehlers Hossain, A., Forbes Article proposing a solution to human population growth may lie, at least in part, with educating and providing women with reproductive choice.  http://www.forbes.com/sites/worldviews/2013/06/20/womens-rights-world-population-a-conversation-with-suzanne-ehlers/ 
May 15, 2013 Scientific Consensus On Anthropogenic Climate Change Science Daily A comprehensive analysis of peer-reviewed articles reveals an overwhelming consensus among scientists that recent warming is human-caused.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130515203048.htm 
May 13, 2013 Humans Bring On Many Changes, Most Are Far From Painless Scharf, CA., Scientific American  Blog considers atmospheric changes to time lapse imagery from Google Earth and concludes human presence is hard to miss.  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded/2013/05/13/humans-bring-on-many-changes-most-are-far-from-painless/ 
May 10, 2013 Visualize three decades of changes to the Earth’s surface with Google Earth timelapses Wogan, D., Scientific American Blog includes three GIF animated timelapses: expansion of Las Vegas, Saudi Arabia irrigation, Lake Urmia drying - all linked to human population.  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2013/05/10/visualize-three-decades-of-changes-to-the-earths-surface-with-google-earth-timelapses/ 
May 8, 2013 Human Impacts On Natural World Underestimated Science Daily Report on comprehensive five-year study by University of Calgary ecologists indicating natural operation of ecosystems being overpowered by human activity.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130508172149.htm 
May 8, 2013 Human Impacts On Natural World Underestimated Science Daily Report on comprehensive five-year study by University of Calgary ecologists indicating natural operation of ecosystems being overpowered by human activity.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130508172149.htm 
April 30, 2013 3,000 Years of Abusing Earth on a Global Scale Biello, D., Scientific American A Scientific American article summarizing a recent collaboration of archeology and ecology looking at humanity's widespread and profound changes to the "natural" world during past three thousand years.  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/humans-had-global-impacts-thousands-of-years-ago/ 
April 18, 2013 The Limits of the Earth, Part 2: Expanding the Limits Naam, R., Scientific American Part two of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth looking at the ultimate size of the resource pool and solutions to our problems.  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/04/18/the-limits-of-the-earth-part-2-expanding-the-limits/ 
April 17, 2013 The Limits of the Earth–Part 1: Problems Naam, R., Scientific American Part one of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth detailing some of the environmental and natural resource challenges we’re up against.  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/04/17/the-limits-of-the-earth-part-1-problems/ 
April 9, 2013 Environmental Change Triggers Rapid Evolution Science Daily A review of 2013 research showing environmental change can drive hard-wired evolutionary changes in animal species in a matter of generations.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130409095414.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+(ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News) 
April 8, 2013 Population Boom Poses Interconnected Challenges of Energy, Food, Water Science Daily Summary of Dr. Ganesh Kishore talk at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408142632.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+(ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News) 
April 4, 2013 A Model Predicts That the World's Populations Will Stop Growing in 2050 Source: Plataforma SINC A Science Daily look at some recent human population projections.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130404072923.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29 
March 22, 2013 Singapore uses 'modern fairytales' to warn women of declining fertility Hodal, K., The Guardian Family planning, Singapore style: Leaflets distributed around universities contain illustrated morality tales encouraging people to start families. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/22/singapore-fairytales-warn-declining-fertility 
March 14, 2013 The all-you-can-eat-buffet of planet earth Huva, A., Vancouver Observer Blog summarizing the March 2013, SFU public seminar on Resources and the Seven Billion given by Dr. W. Rees and its implications.  http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/all-you-can-eat-buffet-planet-earth 
March 12, 2013 Commodity prices in the (very) long run The Economist Reviewing long-term cycles in commodity prices suggests that Malthus may yet be proven correct.  http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/03/resource-prices 
February 22, 2013 The reason why we should control population growth - See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/02/22/the-reason-why-we-should-control-population-growth.html#sthash.FxWSPDac.MpJAbVo4.dpuf Bengkulu, W. Jakarta Post A Musilm ecoloogist writes to fellow Indonesions http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/02/22/the-reason-why-we-should-control-population-growth.html 
February 19, 2013 Why governments can't buy more babies Saunders, D., Globe & Mail An opinion piece by columnist on government subsidization of population growth.  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/doug-saunders-why-governments-cant-make-more-babies/article8718559/ 
January 9, 2013 Has Humanity's Explosion Become a Population Bomb? Newitz, A. io9 Magazine A good review on historical and current thinking about the population bomb.  http://io9.com/5969944/has-humanitys-explosion-become-a-population-bomb 
January 9, 2013 About That Overpopulation Problem Wise, J. Slate Magazine An Article in Slate magazine pointing out that populations will start declining soon in many parts of the world. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/01/world_population_may_actually_start_declining_not_exploding.single.html 
October 31, 2012 Why overpopulation is bigger threat than global warming Jefferies, M. Church and State TV wildlife presenter Chris Packham says over-population is a bigger threat to the human race than global warming http://churchandstate.org.uk/2012/11/why-overpopulation-is-bigger-threat-than-global-warming/ 
September 14, 2012 Overpopulation: Food Crisis and Future Hunger Wars Montpellier, BoomerWarrior The first of five posts on what the author considers to be Five Factors that interact in creating a world-wide Food Crisis and the Hunger Wars of the future. http://www.boomerwarrior.org/2012/09/overpopulation-food-crisis-and-future-hunger-wars/ 
July 26, 2012 Are we facing population overload? Vince, Gaia BBC With seven billion humans living on Earth and rising, author asks whether there is a limit to how many people can be sustained on a finite planet. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120725-population-overload?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter 
July 24, 2012 Philippines birth control; Dream out of reach Weiss, KR., LA Times Fifth in a 5 part series on population: In the Philippines, access to contraceptives is limited for the most part to those with the means to pay. The Catholic Church has fought a "reproductive health bill" in the legislature that would change that.  http://www.latimes.com/world/population/la-fg-population-matters5-20120729-html-htmlstory.html 
July 23, 2012 China's population and economy are a double whammy for the world Weiss, KR, LA Times Fourth in a 5 part series on population: China's 'one-child' policy has slowed population growth and brought prosperity — but it couldn't avert massive damage to the environment.  http://www.latimes.com/world/population/la-fg-population-matters4-20120727-html-htmlstory.html 
July 22, 2012 As the world's population grows, hunger persists on a massive scale Weiss, KR., LA Times Third in a 5 part series on population: Already today, nearly 1 billion people are malnourished, and a child dies of hunger every 11 seconds.  http://www.latimes.com/world/population/la-fg-population-matters3-20120726-html-htmlstory.html 
July 21, 2012  Runaway population growth often fuels youth-driven uprisings Weiss, KR., LA Times Second in a 5 part series on population: In fast-growing countries, many find inability to find employment or pay dowries a reason for joining groups like the Taliban.  http://www.latimes.com/world/population/la-fg-population-matters2-20120724-html-htmlstory.html 
July 20, 2012 Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on Weiss, KR., LA Times First in a 5 part, series on population: what is currently occurring around the globe, and the factors behind the demographics.  http://www.latimes.com/world/population/la-fg-population-matters1-20120722-html-htmlstory.html 
July 11, 2012 Nine Population Strategies to Stop Short of 9 Billion Worldwatch Institute On World Population Day, Worldwatch explores nine polices to help stabilize population growth http://www.worldwatch.org/nine-population-strategies-stop-short-9-billion?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+worldwatch/all+(Worldwatch+Institute)&utm_content=Google+Reader 
June 17, 2012 Think Before You Breed Overall, C., NY Times A New York Times Opinionator piece in which Dr. Christine Overall considers the ethical questions involved in decisions to have children.  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/think-before-you-breed/?smid=fb-share&_r=0 
May 4, 2011 Can the Planet Support 10 Billion People? Various: NY Times A series of very short essays by thinkers on the future of the planet as the Seven Billion mark was approaching.  http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/05/04/can-the-planet-support-10-billion-people 
May 31, 2010 Population: the last taboo Whitty, J., Mother Jones Article on population raises questions that are still relevant today and worth considering.  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2010/05/population-growth-india-vatican?page=1 
December 9, 2009 How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? Shariatmadari, H. Horizon In this Horizon special, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. The film continues to be timely, relevant, and well worth screening for its overview of population-related issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN06tLRE4WE 
March 8, 2009 We Are Breeding Ourselves to Extinction Hedges, C. Truthdig Overpopulation underlies the environmental and social problems we are facing. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20090309_we_are_breeding_ourselves_to_extinction 
July 2, 2005 Overpopulation seen spawning terrorism The Washington Times Discusses a report by the Population Institute that links increases in global terrorism to “unprecedented” population growth in the past 50 years. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/jul/2/20050702-120218-7981r/ 
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