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.
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.
Analysis of Census Bureau data shows immigration, not natural increase, is projected to become main source of U.S. population growth as early as 2023.
Alexandria, VA – According to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau projections, by 2060 our nation’s population is “projected to increase… to 417 million, reaching 400 million in 2051.” Census also found that “by 2060, nearly […]
“Big Australia” Still Spells Problems for the Land Down Under It wasn’t too long ago that NPG drew your attention to an op-ed piece in Australia’s largest-selling daily newspaper – Melbourne’s Herald Sun – titled “Politicians must play the numbers game on population growth.” Author Tom Elliott called attention to the growing problem in the Land […]
Recently, one of our most loyal NPG supporters sent me a link to this article, which appeared in the Star Tribune: “Minnesota’s Threatened Rivers.” The story, written by Josephine Marcotty, opens with the statement: “The greatest river in North America begins in Minnesota. But our pristine stretch of the Mississippi faces mounting environmental threats.” In […]
This ad appeared in The Washington Times on October 31st, 2016.
Just released! New birth statistics and state population projections The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just released its latest findings on birth statistics for 2015. (CLICK HERE to read the report.) Here are the highlights: There were 3,978,497 million births in the U.S. last year, or an average of roughly one birth every 8 seconds! […]
This ad appeared in The Washington Times on October 24th, 2016.