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.
New NPG Forum Paper: Population Pressures on Soils Threaten Food Security
Analysis of human population growth and agricultural trends shows another vital natural resource is disappearing: fertile soil for food production.
After a January 2015 article in the journal Geology revealed that human activity is eroding soil “100 times faster” than […]
U.S. Immigration and the Limits of Supporting Earth Resources by Walter Youngquist was originally published in The Social Contract 24, Number 3 (Spring 2014).
NPG Republishes Cornerstone U.S. Population Policy Document NPG’s outline for a national population policy for U.S. to avert projected 416 million people by 2060. View this release on PRWeb Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Alexandria, VA (April 8, 2015) – After recent projections from the U.S. Census Bureau indicated that America will reach […]
This paper was originally published in July 1992, some 22 years ago when our population was 256 million. In that short space of time our population, now 320 million, increased by 64 million, an astonishing 25% growth in a little over two decades, or roughly 30 million per decade. The problem is that no material […]
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NPG to Attend 2015 Earth Day Texas Fair
NPG Deputy Director and staff will participate in April 24-26 event at Fair Park in Dallas.
NPG Forum Paper Marks the 50th Anniversary of Transformative 1965 Immigration Act Authors examine how the 1965 Act – a vast social experiment with unforeseen consequences – revived mass immigration and fueled U.S. population growth. View this release on PRWeb This NPG News Release was picked up by media outlets […]
Half a century ago this year, Congress enacted – and President Lyndon Johnson enthusiastically signed – a law broadly amending the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. This 1965 Act set up a radically different and far more receptive immigration regime for the United States. […]
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