Salt Lake Tribune Nov. 10, 2015 original:
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...
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...
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....
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
LEARN! Here are additional resources, links, and related information to keep you current, aware, and enhance your (and our) perspectives. Enjoy.
Population and Development:
Low Fertility? Really a Problem?http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6206/229