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Population growth (10,000 an hour) seriously threatens global peace and stability. It is the primary cause of humankind’s most challenging problems, including climate change, and the greatest obstacle to overcoming them.

PIC campaigns for smaller, environmentally sustainable populations through universal access to voluntary family planning.                         

Numbers matter. Infinite growth on an already overcrowded planet, with finite resources and space, is impossible. Fewer feet mean smaller, less harmful footprints, and a safer, more manageable world.

PIC empowers women, promotes sustainable development, enhances prosperity, and creates a healthier, more stable planet through family planning. Children by choice, not chance. 

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Overpopulated? For most, the question is absurd. Surely Canada is a huge land of open spaces, abundant resources and endless room for ever more people. Well, think again…

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Sir David Attenborough  Naturalist & Broadcaster best known for BBC’s nine Life series, a comprehensive survey of planet’s animal & plant life.

Margaret Catley-Carlson  Past President Population Council, and Canadian International Development Agency;  ex-Deputy Minister, National Health & Welfare.

Dr. William Rees – Professor, Population Ecology, UBC, best known for creating the “ecological footprint” concept and ecological conditions regarding sustainable development.

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Carbon Dioxide Recorded at Its Highest Atmospheric Level in 800,000 Years

May 22nd, 2018 Carbon Dioxide Recorded at Its Highest Atmospheric Level in 800,000 Years  In April, the average monthly level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere [...]

Update: Nigeria

April 30th, 2018 Nigeria’s population is approaching 198 million people, according to the chairman of Nigeria's National Population Commission. Eze Duruiheoma made his announcement at the 51st session of the Commission [...]

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WHY WE SHOULD CARE… AND TAKE URGENT ACTION

TO SAVE THE PLANET

Population growth makes demands on the natural world that are overwhelming our efforts to protect the biosphere and to achieve a sustainable future.

TO REDUCE SCARCITY

Scarcity – of food, water, energy, and other essentials – is increasing. Result: cycles of hunger, famine, mass migrations, and conflict.

FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Seven billion humans today, 9 billion+ by 2045… increasing by 150 a minute, 1.5 million a week, 80 million a year.