Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) is a national nonprofit membership organization. It was founded in 1972 to educate the American public and political leaders about the devastating effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources and standard of living. We believe that our nation is already vastly overpopulated in terms of the long-range carrying capacity of its resources and environment.
We urgently need, therefore, a National Population Policy with the goal of eventually stabilizing our population at a sustainable level, far below today's. after an interim period of negative growth.
Most politicians, big business and its supporting economists call for growth as a solution to all our problems. Apparently, they believe in perpetual growth, which is a mathematical absurdity on a finite planet. There must be limits. Science is demonstrating that human population and consumption in the United States and the world are already too large and are destroying the natural systems that support us. We must not simply stop population growth; we must turn it around.
Since 1972, NPG has been making that case. We do not simply identify the problems, we propose solutions.
An Introduction to the President’s Column
by Don Mann, President, NPG, Inc.
Since NPG was founded over 40 years ago I have been convinced that NPG at bottom is an economic theory: namely, that our goal should be to maximize per capita income and wealth for all, in a way that would be sustainable for the very long term, and that the only way to achieve that goal is by a negative rate of population growth until our economy has been reduced to a sustainable size.
This ad appears in 2017 USA Today and National Geographic: Your Guide to National Parks available May 2017. Please click the photo to view the add as it appears in 2017 USA Today and National Geographic: Your Guide to National Parks. Earth Day turned 47 this year – yet one environmental threat remains largely […]
This advertisement appears in the Washington Times on May 1, 2017. Please click the photo to view the add as it appeared in the Washington Times. In recent years, each new immigrant has sponsored an average of 3.45 additional immigrants. And when their U.S.-born children were counted… each new immigrant admitted between 1972 and 1997 added […]
Proposal grants substantial compensation for qualifying immigrants who voluntarily depart the U.S., offers compromise between hard right and left proposals.
Observing that mass immigration has by default become the nation’s de facto population policy – and that elected officials are struggling to effectively address the estimated population of 11 million illegal aliens currently living in the U.S., Negative Population Growth (NPG) has released a new Forum paper today[…]
It also appears in the Washington Times on April 24, 2017. Please click the photo to view the add as it appeared in the Washington Times. Over one million legal immigrants – and anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 illegal aliens – enter our country each year. Most are seeking Legal Permanent Residency (LPR) status or U.S. […]
This ad appears in the Washington Times on April 17, 2017. Please click the photo to view the add as it appeared in Harpers Magazine. Earth Day turns 47 this year – yet one environmental threat remains largely ignored… …America is growing by an average of 1 person every 16* seconds. 150,000,000: U.S. population in […]
This ad appears in the May/June 2017 issues of Harpers Magazine & Mother Jones Magazine. It also appears in the Washington Times on April 10, 2017. Please click the photo to view the add as it appeared in Harpers Magazine. U.S. OVERPOPULATION: EARTH’S BIGGEST PROBLEM 150,000,000: U.S. population in 1950 325,000,000: U.S. population today 400,000,000: […]