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Topics: consumption

Population Controllers Tout New Tool: Overconsumption



When a journalist on the panel said he didn’t see “how to get the rich world to consume less,” Ramdas said: “You force it… you can force women to have less children, you can force people to consume less… Suck it up!”

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Green Guilt and Population Control



If asked what function the San Francisco-based Sierra Club performs, most of its 1.3 million members would probably reply “protecting the environment,” or “raising awareness of endangered species,” or words to that effect. Yet, in their 2007 legislative report for Minnesota, the Sierra Club spent nearly three pages describing legislative initiatives that have virtually nothing to do with the environment. Rather, this section entitled, Legislation Supported Sierra Club’s Population and Environment Program, deals almost exclusively …

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Green Guilt and Population Control



27 August 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 31 Dear Colleague, Why do so many environmentalists think that saving the earth means sacrificing the baby humans? Steve Mosher Green Guilt and Population Control If asked what function the San Francisco-based Sierra Club performs, most of its 1.3 million members would probably reply “protecting the environment,” or “raising awareness of endangered species,” or words to that effect.  Yet, in their 2007 legislative report for Minnesota, the Sierra …

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300 Million and Immigration: Separating the Issues



America’s population reached 300 million people in October. Those of us who see people as a resource celebrated, especially since we recognize the need for more workers to support America’s baby boomers in their impending retirement. Yet even many who have a pro-people attitude and recognize our worsening worker-retiree ratio have problems with America’s current immigration levels. Sometimes, this spills over into hostility toward population growth per se. It’s past time to separate these two …

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Global Monitor



More Sex Ed or Abstinence Promotion for British Schoolchildren A recent report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Britain’s leading progressive think tank, says that schoolchildren in England as young as 10 years of age should be instructed in use of contraceptives. Why? Because, the report says, Britain’s teenagers are reported to be the most sexually active in Europe. As Britain’s youngsters are the third least likely in Europe to use protection during …

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300 Million and Immigration: Separating the Issues



13 October 2006   Volume 8 / Number 40 Dear Colleague: Population growth benefits America, whatever the flaws of our current immigration system. 300 Million and Immigration: Separating the Issues America’s population will reach 300 million people on Tuesday morning. Those of us who see people as a resource will celebrate, especially since we recognize the need for more workers to support America’s baby boomers in their impending retirement. Yet even many who have a pro-people …

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