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Archive for 'Overpopulation'

Eight Billion

As of today, the world population has officially reached eight billion. Of course, the exact date of reaching such a threshold can’t really be determined, so it’s picked somewhat arbitrarily, but slight variations won’t make much of a difference, and in fact the milestones themselves aren’t that relevant in the first place… Though one thing […]

Partial Comment Published on The Guardian’s The Upside, So Here’s the Full One

I was saying that I was apparently going to have a comment published in this week’s The Upside weekly report on The Guardian, sent in response to the one about the new population estimates. Well, that did happen, but what showed up in today’s report was less than half of it, not even the entire […]

International Anti-Procreation Day 2020

Have only done so once before, back in 2014, but this seems like a good time to mention that June 17 is the date chosen by The Advocacy for Anti-Procreation as International Anti-Procreation Day. Of course, it’s still also the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, which is recognized by the UN, and this […]

Views on Population Following Greece’s Awful "Baby Bonus" Decision

After the dreadful “baby bonus” decision in Greece, The Guardian asked for views regarding population, and since that’s the topic I have the strongest views on, I of course couldn’t pass on that, and this post will be based on what I sent. Won’t be anything new, of course, as the only new element is […]

It Takes World Population Day for World Leaders and NGOs to Pay Lip Service to the Problem

As usual, it takes World Population Day for the problem of overpopulation and its connection to all other major environmental and social problems to get at least some lip service from world leaders and major NGOs. This time around they even launched a campaign, signed by 150 organizations, but even that’s just about access to […]