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.
July 10, 2013
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.
A Monthly Commentary on Population and Immigration IssuesPresented by Negative Population Growth, Inc. COMMENTARY by NPG President Donald Mann A common question, frequently asked in headlines and on television screens across the nation, is: Can America “afford” the future we’re creating? It is a loaded question, one that attracts a variety of answers – many […]
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Click Here to access the 2014 NPG Photo Scholarship Contest Essay Scholarship Contest Rules Six Awards from $2,500 to $1,000! Entries must be received by April 23, 2014. Submissions postmarked prior to due date but not received until after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Winners will be announced online at www.NPG.org by July 11, […]
Looking back on 2013, my pick for the most useful and incisive book on our lethal addiction to economic growth and the alternative of a steady-state economy is Brian Czech’s Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Cross Roads and the Steady-State solution (New Society Publishers, 2013, 389 pages). If you are among the millions of […]
A recent Washington Times – Communities article by Joseph Cotto accurately addresses the real issue when it comes to America’s immigration problem. Titled “Overpopulation: Illegal immigration is about more than ethnic identity,” Cotto’s article focuses on the critical (yet widely ignored) element of America’s population growth as it relates to immigration. After interviewing NPG’s Executive […]
The NPG Journal: Vol. 7, No. 1 – 12/13/13 A Monthly Commentary on Population and Immigration Issues Presented by Negative Population Growth, Inc. COMMENTARY: by NPG President Donald Mann As this year comes to a close, I offer my personal insights on the problems we’ve faced – and will continue to face into 2014 […]
Following BBC’s recent publication of a Hans Rosling article and television presentation on population, NPG has drafted an official response to BBC. Rosling presents misleading data points and ignores the root of our world’s population growth problems, offering no solution whatsoever on how to solve the problem of overpopulation. NPG encourages our members and supporters […]
The Washington Post recently reported that the Obama administration has approved a new proposal for natural gas exports, this time off the coast of Maryland. The recent advent of “fracking” as a drilling method has resulted in a dramatic increase in requests to explore, drill, and push for domestic production. As Lindsey Grant explained in Is Fracking […]
An NPG Footnoteby David Simcox Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition took power in Australia in September 2013, after winning a convincing election victory over the ruling Labor Party. Labor’s acquiescence in the country’s rapid population growth (which averaged 1.8 percent annually in the period from 2006 to 2011, peaking at 2.2 percent in 2008) […]
Alexandria, VA – There is a limit to how fast and how far the American economy can grow – and we’re approaching it soon. That’s the message Negative Population Growth’s president, Donald Mann, has posted on the organization’s website, www.NPG.org. Mann, who has headed up NPG since its founding in 1972, is advocating that the […]