Collection of articles related to feeding humanity, with links to agricultural organizations.
International recognition of our basic human right to breed or not to breed.
The Center for
Research on Population and Security
“Established in 1984 to develop, organize, finance, promote, undertake and support research on all aspects of population growth control (biomedical, psychosocial, political, and economic).”
A listing of sites for those who have chosen to remain non-parents.
Church of Euthanasia
Advocates creative methods for improving population density. Even those who are not easily offended may not want to peer into the sanctuary of the Church of Euthanasia. Prepare yourself by thinking the worst first, then the four pillars of the church won’t seem so awful.
CIA World Factbook
Widely regarded as an authoritative source of data—demographic and otherwise.
Listing of sites with demographic information.
Demographic, Environmental, and Security Issues Project examines social and political issues and their effects on Earth’s ecosystems.
Essays collected as “Brain food” for your consumption. I doubt it’s humanly possible to read every one of these outstanding works—at least not without suffering mental illness.
Earth First! Journal
Global news about environmental direct action. If your priority list puts Earth first, I highly recommend that you subscribe or at least pick up a copy if you can find one. In case you wondered: no, they aren’t ecoterrorists. You’ll find ecoterror wherever the “resource” extraction faction is at work.
Earth Policy Institute
“Providing a plan to save civilization. Plan B includes humanitarian efforts to reduce poverty, improve food security, promote gender equality and reproductive health services.” Lester R. Brown, President.
Earth Witness Community
“The Earth Witness Community’s purpose is to celebrate the existence of and bear witness to species and natural places on the Earth that no longer exist in their natural state. We honor the many living creatures whose evolutionary line ended as humankind expanded across the earth over the last two centuries, and we honor the many places in the natural world that are now gone because of this expansion.”
Lengthy lists of known plants and animals which have been driven to extinction in the past 200 years.
Their mission is “to promote sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships between scientists, educators, and the general public.” Research, publications, education, and conservation projects.
Endangered Species Coalition
“. . . represents more than 400 conservation, scientific, business, and religious organizations. Our diverse coalition supports stronger protections for our nation’s [USA] imperiled wildlife.” Political action advocates.
“. . . works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives. Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.”
Politics Net Sites
Extensive ecopolitical links.
Links to sites with information about extinctions of non-human species.
Footprint, personal quiz
These personal quizzes continue to improve. One major flaw which may never be addressed: the more offspring you have the smaller your footprint, because more people sharing a house is more efficient for heating and cooling. Factoring in the increased impact of additional offspring would require addressing the taboo.
Footprint data for nations
Huge database of footprint data broken down by geopolitical entity and by type, for example, carbon footprint. Excel file in hectares. (No longer available in acres) It’s possible to create variations of this chart by copying and pasting. Despite shortcomings, the footprint concept remains our best tool for quantifying our ecological impact in an understandable form.
Ecological Footprint from The Sustainable Scale Project.
What they call “Pro-Population Control.” Around 30 highly relavant links. Too concise for a search engine alone: a human must have selected and collected them.
Offer a New Human Ecology with Seven Results. One is “An immediate negative human population growth based on natural attrition.”
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards in the United States. Improvements thanks to Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.
“Our Mission: To help solve environmental and social problems by including population size in discussions of those problems. We work to remove the obstacles that keep population from being seriously and rationally discussed in public discourse, and to empower people to determine, reach and maintain the best population size for their regions and the planet.”
The Institute for Population Studies
“Our Mission: To empower people to consider the best level of human population for their region and for the planet, and then to help implement steps towards reaching and maintaining those levels.”
Les U. Knight
Questions not answered on the VHEMT website, comments and suggestions, and requests for interviews may be sent to Les.
Comprehensive lising of sites and articles about current mass extinction of Earth’s life forms.
National Marine Mammal Laboratory
Researching marine mammals worldwide, primarily coastal California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Some of the species NMML studies are Steller sea lions, killer whales, harbor porpoise and northern fur seals. Authorized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, under the US Department of Commerce.
Makes connections between wildlife preservation and human population growth.
Negative Population Growth (NPG) “is a national membership organization founded in 1972 to educate the American public and political leaders about the detrimental
effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources and quality of life. NPG advocates a smaller and truly sustainable United States population accomplished through smaller families and lower, more traditional immigration
NPG provides a listing of other groups, and a survey of their positions on human population density. Survey doesn’t appear to have been updated in many years. Nationally focused.
Noble savage myth
References to information about humans’ and protohumans’ relationships with the natural world.
Population Action International
“An independent policy advocacy group working to strengthen political and financial support worldwide for population programs grounded in individual rights. Founded in 1965, PAI is a private, non-profit group and accepts no government funds. PAI works to improve individual well-being and preserve global resources by mobilizing political and financial support for population, family planning and reproductive health policies and programs.”
Population Justice Project
"... seeks to shape a new public conversation about population and the environment, with a framework based on the values of equality, justice and sustainability. Framing the public discourse in this way will lay the political groundwork for policies that support sexual and reproductive health, alleviate poverty, and promote gender equality."
Population and Sustainability Network
“The Network has been established to clarify and communicate the importance for sustainability of both population and consumption factors. It aims to bring together development, environment and reproductive health NGOs, government departments, academics and others, to increase leverage on population issues.”
Population Connection (Zero Population Growth)
Advocating, educating, and lobbying for improved birth rates and reproductive freedom since 1968. Became officially PC in May 2002.
Exploring sustainability through the prism of population growth, family planning, carbon footprint and human economic activity.
“We are the leading population charity in the UK. We campaign to change the way people think about population... committed to ensuring a sustainable future for humanity and the environment.”Population Matters’ Facebook page
Population Media Center
“PMC strives to improve the health and well being of people around the world through the use of entertainment-education strategies, like serialized dramas on radio and television, in which characters evolve into role models for the audience for positive behavior change.”
Population Reference Bureau
Non-advocacy is their watchword—statistics as pure as they can get. Informing the public about demographics since 1929. Providing numbers about political entities with less of the usual political influence. Includes links to many other sources of demographic data.
Population Research Institute
“Population Research Institute is a pro-life educational organization dedicated to protecting and defending human life, ending human rights abuses committed in the name of family planning, and dispelling the myth of overpopulation. Founded in 1989, PRI is a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to objectively presenting the truth about population-related issues” like Fox News presents fair and balanced reports.
Respect for Life
Universal reproductive freedom and responsibility is this humanitarian organization’s goal. They seek to unite anti-abortion and pro-choice citizens to prevent the need for abortions.
The Rewilding Institute
“To develop and promote the ideas and strategies to advance continental-scale conservation in North America, particularly the need for large carnivores and a permeable landscape for their movement, and to offer a bold, scientifically-credible, practically achievable, and hopeful vision for the future of wild Nature and human civilization in North America.”
Sea Shepard International
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been on the front lines since 1977, directly defending the world’s marine wildlife to maintain global biodiversity. This is achieved through research, investigation, and video-documentation of violations of international laws, regulations, and treaties established to protect these species.
“A nonprofit organization committed to raising public awareness of the mass extinction and its implications for humanity and the rest of the living world. We are dedicated to exploring and facilitating creative and effective responses. We aim to stimulate changes in public policies and human behavior which will assure a healthy future for life on Earth.”
Union of Concerned Scientists
“UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists. We augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.”
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
“is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.”
United Nations chart on abortion and contraception availability.
In pdf and excell formats.
World Overpopulation Awareness
Mainstream grassroots approach. “Yet not enough people seem to be aware of the problem. It seems simple: have fewer children! The purpose of this group shall be to make world overpopulation a household word.” Extensive links page.
World Population Balance
“We envision a world where no one suffers in dire poverty and misery for lack of enough food, water, and other basic needs. We see a world where all species thrive and where lower consumption and population are in balance with Earth’s finite resources.
“We alert, inform and educate that overpopulation is a root cause of resource depletion, species extinction, and rising poverty. To avoid more misery, catastrophe, and death, we advocate and support a smaller, truly sustainable population.” Recommend a one-child global TFR.
A links section for overpopulation, with around 20 sites. Many different from Google’s list.
Discussion groups for the topic of human population density, including three for VHEMT. A few may have been created to make population awareness activists look bad.
Zero Population Growth
Name changed to Population Connection: making the connections between human population growth and everything else. A goal of population ceasing to increase is too controversial, according to their statement on the name change. Lobbies congress and produces materials for classroom use.