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.

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Deputy Director’s Corner

Deputy Director’s Corner NPG Deputy Director Tracy Canada can be reached by email at Like many others, I was recently touched by the emotional outburst of 6-year-old Henry. His full-scale meltdown was caught on cellphone camera, seen on the Internet by millions of viewers worldwide. What was Henry crying about? The state of our […]

NPG in the National News!

Just last week, NPG issued a new national Press Release featuring our latest Forum paper.  The new report has attracted significant media attention – and was featured on the popular news television program “Fox and Friends” over the weekend.  In fact, the new Forum paper has generated such public interest that our Press Release was […]

Houston Floods Worsened by Population Growth

A recent news story from the Associated Press described how “…the nation’s 4th-largest city is being overwhelmed with more frequent and more destructive floods.” The AP story explains: “The worsening floods aren’t simple acts of nature or just costly local concerns.” NPG has long held that population growth leads to increased development, emissions, and pollution […]