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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 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 […]

Ending Illegal Immigration: Make It Unprofitable

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Illegal immigration, increasingly profitable for powerful interests,  has added as many as 12.5 million to the U.S. population  since 1960.  Ending the flow will demand a national consensus to fully fund enforcement, insulate it from pressures, and  mandate electronic verification of work eligibility. The public social costs […]

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