Can the U.S. economy run on renewable energy alone? That may seem like a fanciful question at a time when the incumbent President insists that climate change is a “hoax” and is determined to restore coal to its once preeminent role in the nation’s energy supply. But a few years back Mark Z. Jacobson, a prominent Stanford University professor of engineering, published a widely acclaimed article claiming that energy from the wind, the sun, and […]
In Memoriam Walter L. Youngquist, PhD 1921-2018 With the passing of Dr. Walter Youngquist in February, NPG and the many Americans alarmed by unending population growth and rapid depletion of earth’s resources have lost a distinguished and deeply experienced author, thinker, advocate and friend. A petroleum geologist with a doctorate in geology, Dr. Youngquist taught, […]
A national student survey conducted in recent months by Negative Population Growth (NPG) in classrooms throughout America has revealed a worrisome complacence about critical population and environmental issues that will impact the future of many young people. The survey results were compiled from a questionnaire distributed by hundreds of 9th-12th grade teachers in classrooms across the nation.[…]
District of Columbia Population News Articles ABB secures contract for Pepco’s Capital Grid project in Washington D.C – March 7, 2018 Washington’s transit ﬁnancing deal gains momentum – February 22, 2018 How Dirty Is Washington DC Compared To Other US Cities? – February 22, 2018 How Plutocracies ‘Solve’ Traffic Congestion – February 2, 2018 Report […]
Are the changing values of Millennials – the generation of Americans born between 1980 and 2000 – concerning family size, life-style, and resource use improving the prospects for a sustainable U.S. through lower population growth and reduced consumption?
NPG President Don Mann finds strong evidence for that view in a new Forum paper by NPG’s senior economist and demographic researcher Edwin Rubenstein […]
by Grant Kleiman – Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN The Population Elevator Keeps Going Up Imagine you’re on an elevator and twelve people get on. Your face is squashed against the wall. The smell of aftershave and body odor makes you nauseous. The elevator stops and someone else tries to get on. “Get lost!” someone […]