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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Population Update: New Data Available!

Just released! New birth statistics and state population projections The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just released its latest findings on birth statistics for 2015.  (CLICK HERE to read the report.) Here are the highlights: There were 3,978,497 million births in the U.S. last year, or an average of roughly one birth every 8 seconds! […]

Deputy Director’s Corner

Recently, one of the key legislative staffers for Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL, 5th) sent me a YouTube link.  It was video of Congressman Brooks giving a speech on the U.S. House of Representatives floor – a speech titled “Brooks Urges Reevaluation of Mass Immigration Policies.”  In just 4 minutes 56 seconds, Brooks covers many of the […]

NPG Forum Paper Links Population Growth to Significant Biodiversity Loss

Following a September 16th report in the journal Science outlining the world’s “sixth extinction” event – a serious ecological threat which scientists are increasingly convinced is imminent, Negative Population Growth (NPG) will release a new Forum paper today drawing the link between population growth and diminishing global biodiversity. Unfortunately for pro-growth optimists, the paper begins with a warning: “One species, Homo sapiens, [is] expanding at the expense of most other creatures – […]

Deputy Director’s Corner

Deputy Director’s Corner NPG Deputy Director Tracy Henke can be reached by email at Following last year’s tragic slaying of 32-year old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco – and the terrible consequences of that city’s blatant refusal to enforce federal immigration laws, the issue of sanctuary legislation began receiving a new burst of national […]

NPG Report Cites 21st Century as “Greatest Turning Point for Mankind”

Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Download a PDF of this release here. NPG Report Cites 21st Century as “Greatest Turning Point for Mankind” Forum focuses on sustainability of energy resources, population, and a “future of less.” Alexandria, VA (September 14, 2016) – Negative Population Growth (NPG) has issued a new Forum […]


  Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version THE SINGULAR CENTURY There are major turning points in human history. Of special importance have been the transition from a hunter/gatherer existence to a settled agricultural economy, and the beginning of the Industrial Age which transition continues. […]