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.
Following the tragic July 1st slaying of 32-year old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco – and the terrible consequences of that city’s blatant refusal to enforce federal immigration laws, the issue of sanctuary legislation has received a new burst of national attention. Steinle’s alleged killer is an illegal alien with 7 prior felony convictions… …who […]
Beijing announces new policy to limit population… According to a recent article in Focus News, “China’s national capital Beijing has announced plans to build a new administrative center adjacent to the city to address growing… woes.” An announcement from the Communist Party of China explained a new guideline for the city’s future growth, which […]
On June 17th, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Labor, Health & Human Services (L-HHS) subcommittee marked up its FY 2016 Spending Bill. Despite a plea from 149 Representatives and opposition from countless Americans, the House L-HHS Subcommittee voted to cut 100% of the funding for the vital Title X program… …and to thereby eliminate it […]
Dear Fellow American, A recent article in the Washington Examiner revealed that the Obama administration KNEW to expect an increase in the influx of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) crossing our nation’s southern border. The White House prepared a PowerPoint presentation for Congress in April 2014 to discuss the situation at our border. The […]
In keeping with its longstanding and highly popular Youth Outreach program, Negative Population Growth (NPG) continues to engage America’s students in the fight for their future. High school seniors and undergraduate students nationwide were invited to participate in NPG’s 2015 Essay and Photography Scholarship Contests[…]
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 […]
NPG Survey Finds 99% Say NO to Mass Immigration! We recently sent you an NPG survey asking your opinion on America’s mass immigration levels. We asked you what you think about 1 million legal immigrant admissions – and the additional 500,000 illegal aliens arriving in our nation each year. We asked how you feel about […]
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[…]