Richard Grossman

Position: Population Matters!

Email: richard@population-matters.org

In looking at fluoride, evaluate the ‘facts’ carefully

In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed “Ten Great Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century.” Family planning is one. Another is “Fluoridation of Drinking Water to...

DATE: July 23, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Advocate for long-acting, reversible contraception

Your doctor tells you that she can prescribe either of two treatments, but that one is 20 times as likely to fail as the other. Which would you choose? Over a quarter of women in the United States...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Responding to my climate change denying friends

A letter to the editor (Herald, Jan. 10) got my attention. It would seem that its author and I are living on different planets. The writer calls professor and former NASA scientist James Hansen’s...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Humans are driving Earth’s sixth mass extinction

Last summer a big game hunter from Minnesota shot Cecil, a famous male lion, in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean officials didn’t press charges against Cecil’s killer. Many people in this country were...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Remember the truth about the history of abortion

I returned to our room in the cheap hotel in Paris to find a bloody mess. My roommate, John, left a note that he had gone to the hospital with his girlfriend. We were in college and were spending...

DATE: March 26, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

‘Don’t get pregnant’ no substitute for contraception

“Don’t get pregnant until 2018” is the advice given to women in El Salvador. Yet only two thirds of married women there are using modern contraception. The Zika virus, declared “public health...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

On LARCs lawmakers should listen to Rep. Coram

A recent story (Herald, Jan. 3) detailed the “New Year’s resolutions” of three Southwest Colorado lawmakers. There is an important issue that was not mentioned in that story, and state Rep. Don...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2016 | COLUMN: Population Matters

When shopping, help spare the trees of the tropics

Twelve years ago at this time we had just returned from Costa Rica to celebrate Christmas at home. Close to where we had stayed we watched the beginning of a new building going up, using steel...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Poetry captures population bomb’s detonation

For years I have known that what I write is too intellectual, too wordy, too preachy. I have sought poetry on aspects of human population, and finally found a few poems worth sharing. Please read...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Population poetry provides material for meditation

For years I have known that what I write is too intellectual, too wordy, too preachy. I have sought poetry on aspects of human population, and finally found a few poems worth sharing. Please read...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2015 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Funding contraception saves money – and lives

Can you think of any state-funded program that can save $7 for every dollar spent? Voluntary family-planning programs for teens and young women offer that wide a margin of benefit! Indeed, family...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2015 | COLUMN: Population Matters

River spill was a signal to end business as usual

Our Animas River received a serious insult recently. Fortunately, the river seems to be recovering, but we cannot predict what the long-term effects will be. Contractors working for the United...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2015 | COLUMN: Population Matters

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