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NPG’s Forum Series features original research and analysis on U.S. population issues and policy from some of the most prominent writers in the population field. This page features only our most recent Forum papers.
 

The United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development – A Counter-Productive Exercise in Futility (An NPG Position Paper)

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version The World Summit on Sustainable Development concluded its 10 days of deliberations at Johannesburg on September 4th. If the purpose of the conference was to define the problem and then advocate an adequate solution to it the conference was a disappointing – although not an unexpected – […]

The Most Overpopulated Nation

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version by Paul R.Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich This paper was originally published by NPG in January 1991. We are reprinting it eleven years later, in January 2002, with the Ehrlichs’ permission. The United States is now the third largest nation in the world, with some 285 million […]

The Environmental Future

Forging and maintaining a sustainable society is The Challenge for this and all generations to come. At this point in history, no nation has managed to evolve into a sustainable society. We are all pursuing a self destructive course of fueling our economies by drawing down our natural capital – that is to say, by […]

The Fate of America

This Forum examines the current levels of destruction of the American environment by our current population growth, fueled by immigration, which continues to devastate our natural resources. Already ninetyeight percent of old growth forests have been destroyed, and a third of our plants and animals could face extinction. Meanwhile, sprawl consumes three million acres of […]

Better Not Bigger (NPG Booknote)

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Better Not Bigger by Eben Fodor New Society Publishers, 1999 Reviewed by former NPG Executive Director Sharon McCloe Stein  American attitudes toward growth reflect a great deal of ambivalence.  Many see economic and population growth as good business, more consumers, more workers, more prosperity ÷ a rising tide […]

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