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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.

The State of the Population Debate

Today is World Population Day, observed internationally since 1989 to bring awareness
to the urgency and importance of population issues and to find solutions.

If humans had all been truly Homo sapiens (Latin: “wise man”) – with a modicum of mathematical understanding – rather than intellectual captives of hidebound dogmas and prejudices, the population issue would have been settled decades ago...or would never have even become an “issue” at all.

The 300 Million-Immigrant Factor Facing America

With immigration’s continued onslaught prompted by the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, we added 100 million people to America from 1965 to 2007. We jumped from 194 million people to 300 million in 42 years. That same bill guarantees our country another 100 million immigrants within just 30 years.

Rhyming or Repeating, History Lessons May be Lost

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The Legacy of Tom McCall: Oregon’s Revered Advocate for Population Stabilization

Can you imagine a contemporary American politician declaring, “Come visit, don’t stay,” about their state, in the interest of their state? Tom McCall, governor of Oregon from 1967-75, was the man who had the boldness to speak such politically dangerous words.

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