Population growth seriously threatens global peace and stability. It is the primary cause of man’s most challenging problems, and the major obstacle to overcoming them.
PIC – campaigns for smaller, environmentally sustainable populations through universal access to voluntary family planning. Numbers matter. Infinite growth on an already overcrowded planet, with finite resources and space, is impossible. Fewer feet = smaller, less harmful footprints, and a safer, more manageable world.
PIC – empowering women, promoting sustainable development, enhancing prosperity, and creating a healthy, safer planet through family-planning.
Overpopulated? For most, the question is absurd. Surely Canada is a huge land of open spaces, abundant resources and endless room for ever more people. Well, think again…
Sir David Attenborough – Naturalist & Broadcaster best known for BBC’s nine Life series, a comprehensive survey of planet’s animal & plant life.
Margaret Catley-Carlson – Past President Population Council & CIDA; former Deputy Minister, National Health & Welfare.
Dr. William Rees – Professor, Population Ecology, UBC, best known for creating “ecological footprint” concept and ecological conditions re sustainable development.
(April 20, 2016, OTTAWA, ON.) International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau's March 7 funding announcement to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), followed by her March 15 speech noting the [...]
Humankind is emitting carbon 10 times faster than at any time since the extinction of the dinosaurs. (April 4th, 2016, OTTAWA, ON.) Scientists have to go back [...]
WHY WE SHOULD CARE… AND TAKE URGENT ACTION.
Population growth makes demands on the natural world that are overwhelming our efforts to protect the biosphere and to achieve a sustainable future.
Scarcity – of food, water, energy, and other essentials – is increasing. Result: cycles of hunger, famine, mass migrations, and conflict.
Seven billion humans today, 9 billion+ by 2045… increasing by 150 a minute, 1.5 million a week, 80 million a year.