Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

Re-posted from The Guardian How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people Alan Rusbridger on why you should care about climate change Join the Guardian’s climate change campaign Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot is available to buy Click on an image to read more and see a larger version:
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Though climate change is a crisis, the population threat is even worse

Originally posted at The Guardian by Stephen Emmott While the Paris climate summit focuses on global warming, the key issue is the prospect of 10 billion people on Earth The perennial cry: we need to talk about climate change. And this week, with world leaders in Paris, we have been. But only up to a point. For the likely impact of the rising global population is almost entirely absent, not only from the debate about climate change, but also from that about loss of biological diversity, fo...
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Letter: ‘Just say no’ to endless population growth

Salt Lake Tribune Nov. 10, 2015 original: http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3157714-155/letter-just-say-no-to-endless Gov. Gary Herbert seemed almost cheerful that we will have a state population of 4 million by 2030. "Accelerated growth" (Herbert's words) is considered positive. Exponential growth has a more ominous connotation. Seventy percent of our population growth is being produced nightly in bedrooms throughout the state. No matter how many electric vehicles we buy, how much Tier 3 gas we...
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Why should the world’s population be a concern of the world’s religions?

Why should the world’s population be a concern of the world’s religions? By: Beth Blattenberger Because we care about our children, and their children, and all future generations. We want everyone to have healthy food, clean water, shelter, health care, personal safety and other essentials. Today, although there is enough food for everyone, it is not being produced sustainably and is often not healthy. Because we understand that we live on a finite planet, and that not living within ou...
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Parliament of the World’s Religions – Salt Lake City – October 15 through 19, 2015

  What: The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions  http://www.parliamentofreligions.org When: October 15 - 19, 2015 Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Visit our booth at the Parliament. UPEC will be in Exhibit Hall A, Space # 916.  Salt Palace Conv Ctr Map       Parliament  Booth Map  The Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. The first Parliament took place in 1893....
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Links to other Organizations

Family Planning 2020 is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how to have children. Planned Parenthood Pathfinder International, based in Massachusetts, supports sexual and reproductive health throughout the world. UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability PopOffsets, started by the British organization Population Matters, helps individuals and organizations to offset their carbon ...
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Current News

  Current News: 4-12-2015: Smart Girls vs. Bombs, by Nicholas Kristof. Details at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-smart-girls-vs-bombs.html?_r=0 "To reduce birthrates, it particularly helps to educate girls: Every extra four years of primary schooling for a girl is linked to about one fewer child." 3-26-2015: 16 Writers on the Decision to not have Kids, a book by Meghan Daum. 3-16-2015: Do You Need More Children? is a Chronicle of Higher Education ess...
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UPEC Picks

A UPEC pick! Mark Thomas, Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism, August, 2014: Former board member Mark Thomas' updated essay on Truth and Population in Mormon writings and symbolism. Another UPEC pick! - the SUNZEE Car: www.sunzeecar.com Solar Powered Vehicles for a Sustainable Future - a project of UPEC Board Member, Dr. Andrew Schoenberg And Another UPEC pick! Alan Weisman, Countdown, Back Bay Books, 2013 (paperback 2014). Countdown is a very recent, complete, and extremely well-writ...
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Learning More

LEARN! Here are additional resources, links,  and related information to keep you current, aware, and enhance your (and our) perspectives. Enjoy. http://blueplanetunited.org http://vitalsigns.worldwatch.org/vs-trend/will-population-growth-end-century Population and Development: http://www.worldwatch.org/making-connection-population-dynamics-and-climate-compatible-development-0 Low Fertility? Really a Problem?http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6206/229 No Children? http://www.psychologyt...
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