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News from Population Matters.

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    Why isn’t one Earth enough?

    Today is Earth Overshoot Day – the symbolic day in the year when we have exceeded the Earth’s capacity to sustain us. Just seven months into 2018, according to calculations…

  • Making our mark on World Population Day

    On World Population Day 2018, Population Matters took to the streets of London with a truck-mounted mobile digital display of the “population clock” – global population growth live. People reacted…

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    20,000 scientists ignored – time for action

    Last November, 15,000 scientists urged governments to act to avoid what they bluntly called “widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss”. They identified population growth as a “primary driver” of our global environmental…

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    Poll: 74% want to see a UK population strategy

    According to a national YouGov poll commissioned by Population Matters, 74% of UK adults believe the government should have a national strategy for addressing population, while 64% think the rate…

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    Population and family size – tapping into the zeitgeist?

    The past few months have seen an unprecedented level of attention on population and family size in the media. With articles in The Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC,…

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    One-in-five UK mammals facing extinction – urgent action now

    A recent study has found that one in five mammals in the UK face extinction. Climate change, loss of habitat, use of pesticides and disease were identified as main factors. PM patron Chris Packham has warned…

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    Three million more in 10 years. Is England’s growth sustainable?

    The population of England is expected to grow by three million people by 2026, according to the latest release from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The population of every region in…

  • Plastic pollution – viral video diver talks to PM

    When British diver Rich Horner captured film of himself swimming through plastic pollution off the coast of Bali, he didn’t expect it to be viewed millions of times.

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    Our new patron: a “vegan hippy chick in a race car”

    US racing car driver Leilani Münter has become Population Matters’ newest patron. Combining her career driving very fast cars with untiring environmental activism, Leilani is a passionate supporter of the…

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    Ending child marriage “morally right, economically smart”

    A new report examining the impact of child marriage in Ethiopia has highlighted the many devastating impacts it has on individuals and society. More than one-in-three girls are married below…