Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) is a national nonprofit membership organization. It was founded in 1972 to educate the American public and political leaders about the devastating effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources and standard of living. We believe that our nation is already vastly overpopulated in terms of the long-range carrying capacity of its resources and environment.
We urgently need, therefore, a National Population Policy with the goal of eventually stabilizing our population at a sustainable level, far below today's. after an interim period of negative growth.
Most politicians, big business and its supporting economists call for growth as a solution to all our problems. Apparently, they believe in perpetual growth, which is a mathematical absurdity on a finite planet. There must be limits. Science is demonstrating that human population and consumption in the United States and the world are already too large and are destroying the natural systems that support us. We must not simply stop population growth; we must turn it around.
Since 1972, NPG has been making that case. We do not simply identify the problems, we propose solutions.
A New Series: We are introducing a new series of articles under the title The President's Column. As they appear the articles will be listed chronologically in this section "News and Commentary".
An Introduction to the President’s Column
by Don Mann, President, NPG, Inc.
Since NPG was founded over 40 years ago I have been convinced that NPG at bottom is an economic theory: namely, that our goal should be to maximize per capita income and wealth for all, in a way that would be sustainable for the very long term, and that the only way to achieve that goal is by a negative rate of population growth until our economy has been reduced to a sustainable size.
We believe that the optimum rate of population growth is negative.
We believe that the optimum rate of population growth for the United States (and for the world) is negative, until such time as the scale of economic activity – and its environmental effects – is reduced to a level that would be sustainable indefinitely. We are convinced that if present rates of population […]
During most of human history austerity has been the norm. Only recently have some segments of world population enjoyed an affluent life. But these are very unusual times, far from the norm. It now appears human history can be broken into three distinct eras. First, the long march from the millennia of the hunter-gatherer economy to the time of the beginning and then widespread use of fossil fuels and other nonrenewable resources.[…]
Numbers count – for all of us. This July, make your workout count. FITRAISE FOR NPG #world population day 2015 You care about your health. You exercise, try to eat healthier foods, and pay attention to your lifestyle. And as a dedicated NPG supporter, you also care about America’s future. This month, you can work […]
It appears that America’s birth rate is increasing – for the first time in seven years. A recent article in USA Today highlighted the study, released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Reporter Jennifer Calfas notes: “The 3.98 million total births in 2014 was the most since 2010.” According to the article, Carl Haub […]
After Pope Francis delivered a scathing encyclical on June 18, world debate surrounding climate change has become reignited. In response to the renewed public interest in this critical matter, Negative Population Growth (NPG) will release a new Forum paper on July 7 highlighting the links between population growth, natural resource consumption, and the likelihood of rapidly[…]
NPG is pleased to offer challenging contests as part of our mission to enlist a new generation of activists, who will be focused on calling attention to the dangers of population growth. We send our thanks to all of our members and friends who have so generously contributed – as well as our appreciation for […]
Negative Population Growth (NPG) President Donald Mann has denounced Congress’ move to grant President Obama fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA), which NPG believes […]
Please Help Us TODAY with This Critical Issue! Recently, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a Senate committee hearing examining an IRS data breach. During the hearing, Koskinen let slip a critical piece of information regarding President Obama’s unilateral amnesty programs. He confirmed that illegal aliens who were granted amnesty under the President’s “deferred action” […]
Are you alarmed about rapid U.S. and world population growth and its accumulating damage to the planet’s life supports?
You will be even more so after viewing the dramatic, often depressing photo essays in the recently released work Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot […]
With so many headlines about immigration – border security, unemployment, amnesty – it’s hard to know what the real story is. NPG is a non-profit organization focused on U.S. population growth and its effects on our nation’s environment, economy, and natural resources. For NPG, immigration is […]