Richard Grossman

Position: Population Matters!

Email: richard@population-matters.org

Remembering Red – and why population matters

“Speak Truth to Power” – saying of the Religious Society of FriendsLeonard “Red” Bird was one of the first people we met after moving to Durango in 1976; he sold us an old Scout. Earlier this...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Emphasize the real importance of honoring girls

I noted that Mrs. Lee was early in her third pregnancy when I was getting ready to see her in the office.“How are you today?” I asked“Very well, thank you. The morning sickness is getting better,”...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Keep track of these dangerous legislative efforts

What is this country coming to? Even if you are not concerned about population issues, you should be concerned about various legislative actions that are gestating now. These bills, if they become...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Recognize the worldwide need for micronutrients

Imagine that you could be ten IQ points smarter! Even better, imagine that you could make millions of people more intelligent. Although it is too late for you and me to be smarter, we do have the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | 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 climate change progress

"I refuse to believe that it is too late, and that we cannot do anything about [global climate change]. Copenhagen isour date with destiny."- Mohamed Nasheed, president of MaldivesGood news! We in...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2009 | 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

Inspiring leadership key to Durango Choral Society's success

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!- old jokeThere is evidence that singing, especially in a chorus, is good for one's health. My wife and I joined the Durango Choral...

DATE: July 26, 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

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