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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OUR HONOURARY PATRONS
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.
20,000 scientists support the original 1992 Warning signed by over half of then-living Nobel laureates, and yet our leaders continue to ignore them. As World Population [...]
WHY WE SHOULD CARE… AND TAKE URGENT ACTION
Population growth makes demands on the natural world that are overwhelming our efforts to protect the biosphere and to achieve a sustainable future.
Scarcity – of food, water, energy, and other essentials – is increasing. Result: cycles of hunger, famine, mass migrations, and conflict.