NPG Attends 100th Anniversary of ESA, Population Meetings

100th Anniversary Meeting of the Ecological Society of America


Held in downtown Baltimore, Maryland at the city’s Convention Center, the 6-day 2015 ESA Annual Meeting was a huge event – stretching for blocks, with thousands of attendees from all across America. It truly was a sight to see – scientists from all fields, students from all disciplines, and professionals from all backgrounds gathered together to discuss how to best preserve and protect our world’s ecological treasures.

NPG was pleased to attend a special conference track on Thursday, August 13th which focused on population growth and its harmful impacts on our environment. Centered on the theme “Making Up for Lost Time,” each session covered an important element of the population discussion.

Presentations were made by experts in a variety of population fields from countries around the world, including NPG contributing author Tom Horton (Revisiting the Chesapeake Bay: The Effect of Population Growth on America’s Largest Estuary ) and long-time NPG friend Jenny Goldie of Sustainable Population Australia.

The issues surrounding population growth – including biodiversity loss, wildfires, overdevelopment, the empowerment of women, family size and planning, economics, and immigration – were all included within the powerful series of presentations. It was a privilege to attend such an important event!

NPG was able to hear the latest from some
long-standing allies, and also make some new connections in the field!

Our special thanks goes out to NPG Special Advisor Leon Kolankiewicz (author of NPG Forum papers More Nonsense on Inexhaustible Resources from the Wall Street Journal and The Other Soil Erosion: Long-Term Erosion of Our Productive Farmland Base from U.S. Population Growth), who invited us to attend this important and informative conference! His presentation of an Environmental Impact Statement on U.S. immigration policy was incredibly informative, but also very disturbing.

Thanks to this important event, NPG Deputy Director Tracy Canada was able to begin dialogues with a new group of leading experts. We will continue our work to share the latest research findings – which demonstrate the real consequences of immigration-driven population growth, and outline steps we can take to slow, halt, and eventually reverse that growth!

We regularly commission, publish and distribute these critical works to NPG members and supporters, the full U.S. Congress, key contacts in the national media, other environmental organizations, educators across America, and the general public through our website and social media pages. You can rest assured – NPG is sharing the FACTS about population growth and its serious environmental consequences!

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There is no remedy that can possibly avert disastrous Climate Change and Global Warming unless we first address the problem of world population size and growth, and its impact on the size of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.That means that we need to address the population size and growth of each nation, which together make up the world total.

World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!

From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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