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Abortion pill finally receives approval from Health Canada

By Andrea Woo, The Globe and Mail, 29 July, 2015 RU-486, or mifepristone, already available in 57 other countries, has been approved After a series of delays, Health Canada has approved the use of the medical-abortion drug mifepristone. The approval brings Canada into line with nearly 60 countries where the drug, also known as RU-486, [...]

PIC invites MPs & Senators to sign Resolution on population and the environment

All political leaders should strive to protect the environment, both at home and globally. Internationally political leaders can work to create agreements with other countries, but in their own country they can directly affect legislation. To show their commitment to helping Canada protect its own environment and to become a model for other countries, PIC [...]

Youth Ambassador (Population)

Sustainable Population Australia (PIC's vis a vis) has just appointed Bindi Irwin, 15, daughter of the late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin to be SPA's inaugural Youth Ambassador - to campaign, particularly to the young, against overpopulation. In her video www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_zDW6fCgZo, the teen speaks with force and conviction on the subject, as when challenging the US [...]

PIC Patron Speaks out on Overpopulation Crisis

A major shared goal of the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) and Sustainability Central is reducing the odds that the “perfect storm” of environmental problems that threaten humanity will lead to a collapse of civilization. Those threats include climate disruption, loss of biodiversity (and thus ecosystem services), land-use change and resulting degradation, [...]

Overpopulation – a growing threat to global food security

Rising human numbers is a significant cause of higher food prices and impending, potentially catastrophic global shortages. Investing in family planning and women’s empowerment would slow population growth and increase future food security. There is rising anxiety over food security. Globalization and increasing consumption of input-intensive meat and dairy products by people who previously had [...]

Baywatch Star sounds the Alarm on Population Growth

Environmental activist and actress Alexandra Paul, best known for her starring role in the TV series Baywatch, discusses her lifelong concern about global overpopulation and fears we all have about addressing the seemingly taboo issue of exponential growth in human numbers.

How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place

At TEDxChange, Thailand's "Mr. Condom," Mechai Viravaidya, walks us through the country's bold plan to raise its standard of living, starting in the 1970s. First step: population control. And that means a lot of frank, funny -- and very effective -- talk about condoms.

Countdown to Meltdown

Lester Brown, guru of the environmental movement, described in the Washington Post as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers”, sees food scarcity, brought on by water shortages, climate change and soil depletion, compounded by rapid population growth, as trends that may well threaten world order (Scientific American, May 2009). […]

Visualizing How a Population Reaches 7 Billion

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population. As higher standards of living and better health care are reaching more parts of the world, the rates of fertility [...]

Where’s the Controversy in Saving Lives?

Melinda Gates speaks to why giving women and girls access to family planning tools and information is the easiest way to allow them the ability to determine their own futures. The London Summit on Family Planning on July 11, 2012 is the opportunity for the world to come together to invest in women and girls [...]