Richard Grossman

Position: Population Matters!


This UN population conference changed my life

Twenty-five years ago, I was in hot Cairo for the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development. It changed the direction the world has taken and also was life-changing for...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Richard Grossman: This book sets worthy climate change priorities

How can we reverse global warming? That question needs many answers, and the best approach is in the new book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.”...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

You can help save the planet in an electric car

Last month, I wrote about the car accident that changed my wife Gail’s and my lives. I want to thank the engineers who designed the Prius; it gave up its life to save ours. We were driving on...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Respect for ‘Population Bomb’

A friend sent me a copy of Paul Ehrlich’s classic, “The Population Bomb.” I had never read it, although it helped to launch concern about human population in the USA. It was different and better...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

This is modern natural family planning

In 1965, I visited a medical meeting where an Australian couple, both physicians, advocated a new natural family planning method. The Doctors Billings claimed their method was very effective, could...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Rwanda has come quite far with planning

A friend told me about the International Conference on Family Planning to be held in Rwanda, and asked if I planned to go. I responded: “I am ambivalent about Rwanda; the country has a bad...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Fight over-population denial

I first met people who denied the population problem in 1994 at the International Conference on Population and Development. They supported their claim that there was no population problem with the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Use more renewable electricity

While our government in Washington is struggling to deny climate change, we can take action locally. Our electric co-op, La Plata Electric Association, offers easy ways to do this by purchasing...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Can panel control population?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has done wonders by motivating individuals and nations to take action to slow climate change. What could happen if the United Nations formed a...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Good things in family planning

At the risk of seeming overly optimistic, I would like to make a list of good things that are happening in the world of family planning and demography. Here goes: My perception is that people are...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Acknowledge this one symptom of overpopulation

“Humans are at the center of global climate change: …social change is key to effectively respond to climate change” — IPPC Special Report Do you remember the politicians in North Carolina who...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Low sperm: A concern?

A solution has been found for overpopulation! Unfortunately, this is not a reason for celebration. This essay is another in my all-too-long series of bad ways to control population. It joins essays...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Population Matters

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