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December 4th 2006
‘Overcrowded’ UK can support only 17 million people (press release)The UK’s sustainable population based on current patterns of resource use is just over 17 million, less than a third of its actual population of 60 million*, according to new...
November 2nd 2006
Environmental migration: “Moving the deckchairs on the Titanic” (press release)Recent waves of economic migrants into Europe are likely to be dwarfed by future flows of environmental refugees from drought-hit regions such as north Africa, according to a new study...
July 31st 2006
UK “in denial” about overpopulation (press release)The UK has a serious “hidden” overpopulation problem but most politicians and environmental groups are in denial about it, the Optimum Population Trust says in a briefing published...
July 11th 2006
“Stop at two children to halt climate change” (press release)Think of the number of children you are planning to have – and if it’s more than two, think again. Stopping at two children is probably the...
May 30th 2006
Mass migration damaging the planet (press release)Britain should fulfil its humanitarian obligation to genuine refugees and asylum-seekers but it must also recognise that mass international migration is harming the planet’s environment as well as its own,...
March 20th 2006
Population growth ‘bigger threat than climate change’ (press release)Is human population growth a bigger threat to the planet than climate change? Speakers including Prof Chris Rapley, director of the British Antarctic Survey, and Dr. Saleemul Huq, head of...
March 14th 2006
February 26th 2006
Baby shortage “a myth” (press release)The idea that the UK is suffering a shortage of babies and needs to boost its birth rate to prevent a future tax and pensions crisis is “environmental...
February 14th 2006
World needs “Population Kyoto” (press release)The world needs an international protocol on population - a “population Kyoto” - to minimise the impact of rising human numbers on the planet, the Optimum...
February 8th 2006
Is the UK over-populated? (press release)The population challenges facing the UK will receive a rare public airing next week (Wednesday, February 15) in front of an audience of politicians, academics, environmentalists and City...