Global Population Speak Out

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The Tat Kuang Si Waterfall, near Luang Prabang, Laos. The country of Laos has a population of around 7 million, projected to grow to 11 million by 2060. Fortunately, the use of modern contraception by married women is increasing towards 50%, which should help stop population growth at 11 million and hopefully avoid further human pressure on majestic natural wonders such as these falls.

Tat Kuang Si Waterfall near Louan Phabang, Laos

Tat Kuang Si Waterfall near Louan Phabang, Laos. Tat Kuang Si is a three tier waterfall about 29 kilometres south of Luang Prabang. These waterfalls are a favourite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang. Photo: federico on TrekEarth

"I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation." —Gus Speth, US Advisor on climate change

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San Juan River flowing toward the Raplee anticline formation north of Mexican Hat, Utah. Known locally as the "Navajo Rug.

Lord Man Parable Video: a video introduction to  the amazing book "Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot".

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You don't see these everyday! Pictured are a batch of cupcakes that were served on World Vasectomy Day, 2014.

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Australians burying their heads in the sands to send a message to Prime Minister Tony Abbott about the dangers of climate change. Slowing population growth could provide 16–29% of the emissions reductions necessary by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change.

Australians bury their heads in the sands of Bondi Beach to send a message to Prime Minister Tony Ab.

One of Africa’s largest conservation NGOs makes the important connection between human population, health and the environment for the benefit of people and nature.

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Since 2012's London Summit on Family Planning, the global community has been working towards an ambitious and important goal: to ensure that, by 2020, 120 million more women and girls in the world are able to decide, freely and for themselves, whether and when to have children.

Investing in healthy lives. Now is the time for global leaders to redouble their commitments and give women and girls the ability to plan their lives and shape their futures.

A woman who decides to space her children using family planning has more time to earn money from growing seaweed, which she uses to send her children to school, increasing their opportunities to pursue livelihoods beyond fishing such as midwifery or teaching -- thus reducing pressure on marine ecosystems.

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Beth Schlachter, director of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), is working to bring modern contraception within reach of 120 million women and girls by the year 2020 -- so they are empowered to make the decisions they need to about their futures, freely and for themselves.

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Useful Smartphone Apps: enabling women to use the Standard Days Method (SDM) directly on a phone or internet-enabled device. This effective, natural family planning method helps women track their cycle and know on which days there is a high likelihood of getting pregnant.

Enabling women to decide whether, when and how many children to have is vital to safe motherhood and healthy families.

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