Position: Population Matters!

Email: richard@population-matters.org

Halloween will see 7 billionth human on planet

How will this Halloween be different from any other Halloween? A singular event will happen this Oct. 31.That is the day demographers predict a very special baby will be born: the Earth’s 7...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Share the outdoors, volunteer for DNS

I spent five minutes pulling the starter cord and adjusting the choke and throttle on the little pump without a whimper of a start. Then I realized that it would help to turn the switch to “on.”In...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Not voting ‘no’ on Amendment 62 is irresponsible

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ... .”First Amendment to the Constitution of the United StatesImagine this scenario....

DATE: Oct. 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Women, especially those like Leanne Jordan, improve medicine

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may live deepwithin your heart;May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and...

DATE: April 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Haiti's tragedy reminds us to be thankful for our good fortune

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." "font-weight: bold;">- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While riding in a taxi in New York City the radio was tuned to a Spanish...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2010 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Copenhagen conference holds hope for action on climate change

Governing a single nation is complex, but building agreement among 200 diverse countries is a monumental task. Getting those nations to solve a global problem, which affects each country...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Population points to limits in thorny issue of immigration

Immigration is an important part of the study of human population. It is a part that I have tried to ignore because Ihave strong, but conflicted, feelings about it. In December 2007, a large...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Looking at the population explosion in two different ways

Two friends recently sent me two magazine articles on human population. At first they appear to be conflicting, but,amazingly, I agree with parts of both. Both comment on recent demographic changes...

DATE: June 28, 2009 | COLUMN: Population Matters

On environment, we should live for, and learn from, our children

We are faced with a global tragedy with climate change and decreasing supplies of fossil fuel. Despite a few people whodeny that any problem exists, most scientists are expecting the world's future...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Population Matters

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