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  • Is population growth yesterday’s problem?

    Is population growth yesterday’s problem?

    At Population Matters, we’re often told that population growth is no longer a going concern. But is that really the case?

  • The World of Population Projections

    The World of Population Projections

    The UN is generally considered the top dog of population projections but are there any viable alternatives?

  • Six months on from the overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Six months on from the overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Yesterday would have marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, had it not been overturned in June last year.

  • Could you go flight free for one year?

    Could you go flight free for one year?

    There’s no doubt that we’ll only address our environmental challenges by doing things less, and few things will raise your emissions so much as taking a flight.

  • Conspiracy chaos: coronavirus, Bill Gates, the UN and population

    Conspiracy chaos: coronavirus, Bill Gates, the UN and population

    Over recent years, a growing proportion of Population Matters’ website traffic has been driven by rather odd search terms including “Bill Gates depopulation”, “Agenda 2030 population control”, and “depopulation coronavirus…

  • Why vegans should promote smaller families

    Why vegans should promote smaller families

    Ever more people are adopting plant-based diets for the planet, which leads many to believe that our consumption of animal products must be decreasing. Sadly, the opposite is true, with demand for meat and dairy continuing to shoot upwards due to a rapidly expanding middle class.

  • Can the new global biodiversity deal do the job?

    Can the new global biodiversity deal do the job?

    One million species are at risk of extinction. A new international deal, the Global Framework on Biodiversity, seeks to end that crisis. We look at what the framework contains and what it doesn’t, and ask: will it work?

  • Happy Shopping?

    Happy Shopping?

    With the holiday season around the corner, life can seem like one big shopping spree at this time of year. But where does the compulsion to buy come from? In this guest blog, Clinical Psychologist Dr Vikki Barnes explores the science behind why it feels good to shop and how we can replicate that feeling with other activities.

  • Family Planning is all about families getting ahead

    Family Planning is all about families getting ahead

    The Turimiquire Foundation in Venezuela, our Empower to Plan partner, is working hard to reach some of Latin America’s most marginalised communities. As Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis rages on, the organisation shares why family planning is so important for improving people’s lives and protecting the environment.

  • 8 billion people in the news

    8 billion people in the news

    We’re not sure the population issue has ever been quite so front-and-centre in the media as it was on 15 November this year, the day the 8 billionth human alive…