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Nobody Ever Migrates Because of Overpopulation

Celebrating Responsible Men and Giving Them their Voice in Family Planning

In Iran, men wanting vasectomies won’t have access, now that the government has banned surgical, permanent birth control methods, and any “violators” will be punished.

Traffic Gridlock, Endless Population Growth

From my own experiences in traffic in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Houston, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Beijing, Shanghai, Atlanta, San Francisco and dozens of other overpopulated cities, gridlocked traffic causes more deaths, more tension, more suffering and more emotional misery than yet understood.

Ebola and Overpopulation

American medical history was made on Tuesday, September 30, when it was announced that the first case of Ebola has now been diagnosed in the United States. Until then, a handful of Ebola patients had been treated in the U.S. only after first being diagnosed in Africa.

New Projections Blow Past Previous Estimates of World Population Stabilization in This Century

As a writer working to educate about human overpopulation, it’s easy to get discouraged. Why? While there are success stories, the bad news often seems overwhelming.

Two is Company, Eight Billion is a Crowd

Here at CAPS we understand that unchecked population growth is the most serious threat to the environment and global living standards. The site, MPHOnline.org, recently published a startling infographic that explains in simple terms what human overpopulation means for us now and into the future. Environmental, societal, resource and public health issues are all things that are affected directly by human overpopulation.

California: The Drought Continues

California droughtPeople across the country haven’t heard much about California’s drought in recent months. But as Californians well know, that drought – the worst in the state’s recorded history – has not relented.

Overusing the Planet’s Natural Capital -- Earth Overshoot Day 2014

Today, Tuesday, August 19, is Earth Overshoot Day. This is the date humanity’s aggregate Ecological Footprint (EF) exceeds our planet’s annual budget, according to analysts at the Global Footprint Network.

Numbers Should Trump the ‘Sympathy Card’

Open border advocates immediately play the “sympathy card” anytime anyone suggests limits on immigration. “They’re just poor huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” they piously emote, “so we must let them all in, each and every one.”

Growth Fueling Pessimism and Sentiment to Break Up California

California is not exempt from the pessimism about politics, and anxiety about the future, that has entrenched itself throughout America. Californians’ perceived distance from politicians in Sacramento and Washington D.C. is now significant, and likely made worse by current population growth. Naturally as numbers surge, the voices of individuals matter less, and reaching a consensus on policy becomes more difficult.