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December 17th 2009
Development lobby “disgrace” on population (press release)The Optimum Population Trust today criticises development groups for “wilfully misinterpreting” its recently launched PopOffsets initiative, under which individuals can offset their carbon emissions by funding family...
December 3rd 2009
October 21st 2009
UK population increase “out of control” (press release)OPT comment on new population projections The latest population projections for the UK show that population growth is out of control and highlight the urgent need for a...
September 9th 2009
Contraception is “greenest” technology (press release)Family planning cheapest way to combat climate change Contraception is almost five times cheaper than conventional green technologies as a means of combating climate change (please see addendum below...
August 26th 2009
Gaia scientist to be OPT patron (press release)Greens “hiding from the truth” on population and climate change James Lovelock, the scientist responsible for the Gaia theory, today (Wednesday, August 26) describes environmentalists who campaign on climate...
August 17th 2009
Tackle population growth to beat climate change – OPT (press release)Leading figures from science and environmentalism have backed a call for population restraint policies to be adopted by every state worldwide as part of the battle against climate...
July 11th 2009
Public supports small families, smaller populations, poll shows (press release)Nearly half the public believes couples should limit themselves to two children or fewer to reduce human impact on the environment, according to a survey published today (July...
April 13th 2009
Attenborough is new OPT patron (press release)Greens urged to spell out population dangers Sir David Attenborough, Britain's best-known natural history film-maker, today described the growth in human numbers as “frightening” and urged environmental organisations...
March 26th 2009
Sex is main cause of population growth (press release)(And green lifestyles alone won’t solve environmental problems…) Sex, not religious or cultural beliefs or the quest for economic security, is what increases family size and drives world population...
March 16th 2009
Earth heading for 5 billion overpopulation? (press release)Conference to discuss sustainable population levels A conference next week will attempt to answer a question that has fascinated scientists for centuries but has now taken on a new urgency...