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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The nation grows, but public and political interest in the consequences is close to negligible. That inattention makes the issue more, not less, important. What is here proposed is the use of a systematic foresight process — a “Sustainability Project” — to bring population growth back into the national debate by publicizing the consequences of […]