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Freaking Out Over Falling Fertility Rates

In 1986, demographers Michael Teitelbaum and Jay Winter wrote a prophetic book entitled The Fear of Population Decline.

In the three decades since, the population of virtually every country on Earth has grown larger, many by substantial amounts. The planet as a whole has added about 2.5 billion human beings since their book was published. So was the book or the “fear” which it described misplaced?

New Male Contraceptive: a Long Time Coming

While dozens of developed countries around the world have already achieved “zero population growth” (ZPG), global population growth as a whole, far from slowing down, has actually been accelerating in recent years, as I noted in a 2016 CAPS blog post.

Washington Times Interviews CAPS Executive Director Jo Wideman on Population

Recently, the Washington Times interviewed CAPS executive director Jo Wideman about population growth. [Should the Government Provide Free Contraceptives to Americans? by Joseph Cotto, October 23, 2013]

Lidia Leads the Way – a Generation of Latin American Women Breaks Barriers

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central America, I lived for two and a half years in the port town of La Ceiba, nestled between the towering Cordillera Nombre de Dios mountain range and the Caribbean Sea, on the north coast of Honduras. I made many good friends. One of my dearest and most memorable was Lidia, a waitress at a hole-in-the-wall café to which I rode my bicycle every morning for a papaya liquado (smoothie).

More Medical Practitioners Can Now Deliver More Women’s Services

On October 9, Gov. Brown signed a new California law – AB 154 – that will allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives to provide first trimester abortions using the most-common method.

Humans Appear...Birds Disappear

Conservation biologists have been distraught for years over the human onslaught on biodiversity. Around the world, we have been bludgeoning, poaching, poisoning and overexploiting other species of plants and animals which share Earth with us at an ever-accelerating pace.

Jeb Bush just can’t get enough of immigrants…and their babies

Mass immigration’s biggest booster among America’s muckety-mucks is former Florida governor Jeb Bush. This son of a president and kid brother to another president is a leading contender to become, if not president himself, at least the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

Bush’s gushing, effusive enthusiasm for mass immigration makes Obama’s appear tepid and calculating by comparison. He just can’t get enough of it. When it comes to immigration, the notion of too much of a good thing simply does not register with him.

California Governor Moonbeam’s concern for the environment is phony

California Governor Jerry Brown, a.k.a. Governor Moonbeam, is a phony.

While this comes as no surprise to most readers, it might be gratifying to know that it would also have been the judgment of none other than the founder of Earth Day, the late Senator and Brown's fellow Democrat Gaylord Nelson. To my knowledge, Nelson never called Brown a phony to his face. But here is what Nelson did say in 2001:

Is Sustainability Possible?

Sustainability is an idea crafted at a UN Conference in 1987, defined in the report Our Common Future as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Share, Contribute on World Population Day

Introducing the “taboo” topic of overpopulation in casual conversation can be a bit difficult these days. But with Wednesday, July 11 designated World Population Day, you have a reason to talk about it this week!

Here are some factoids to spur your discussion and start some thought-sharing about how to create a sustainable population through education and voluntary choices, and a world where every child is wanted:

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