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.
A New Series: We are introducing a new series of articles under the title The President's Column. As they appear the articles will be listed chronologically in this section "News and Commentary".
An Introduction to the President’s Column
by Don Mann, President, NPG, Inc.
July 10, 2013
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.
Thirty four years have passed since, in 1980, NPG published a 62 page booklet that I had written titled, Urgently Needed Now: A National Policy to Reduce U.S. Population. In that small booklet I tried to explain why we at NPG believed that such a policy was urgently needed. [...]
NPG Releases New Forum Paper: Our Plundered Planet and a Future of Less Rejecting the prevailing faith in growth, expert Walter Youngquist comments on resource and population trends – and the precarious balance between them. View this release on PRWeb. Alexandria, VA (July 23, 2014) – As Americans prepare for another summer of road trips – and feel […]
Walter Younquist is a veteran observer and commentator on world and U.S. resource and population trends, and the precarious balance between them. A frequent contributor to NPG publications, Youngquist draws on lengthy professional experience as a petroleum geologist which has taken him to over 70 countries. His title here, A Future of Less, is characteristically […]
NPG Releases New President’s Column in Response to Influx of Central American Immigration Sees TVPRA loopholes and Washington’s indolence as further weakening porous southern border. View this release on PRWeb. Alexandria, VA (July 17, 2014) – Due to Washington’s disorganized response to the current influx of illegal immigration from Central America, Negative Population Growth (NPG) has […]
With a confused response to the current rising surge of illegal immigration from Central America, Washington’s chronic unwillingness to control the southern border has gone from bad to worse. The prevailing indolent policy of “catch and release” of border violators has become even more acquiescent toward Central Americans, becoming a policy of “meet, greet, and […]
NPG Announces New Campaign in Response to Unilateral Executive Action on Immigration Identifies flawed immigration policy as instrumental in surges of illegal entry and population growth. View this Press Release on PRWeb. Alexandria, VA (July 16, 2014) – In response to President Obama’s June 30th vow to take further “administrative action” on immigration reform, Negative Population Growth […]
We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 NPG Essay Scholarship. 2014 Topic: Explain why the average American citizen – particularly our youngest generation – should become active in the cause to slow, halt, and eventually reverse U.S. population growth. Click on each name to read their winning essay!
COMMENTARY by NPG President Donald Mann The recent news that tens of thousands of unaccompanied alien children are illegally crossing our southern border has Americans nationwide shaking their heads. The question everyone seems to be asking is: how did this happen? Yet the most honest response is – how could this not happen? It is […]
NPG adherents, along with all Americans hoping for population sanity, will find stirring essays and insights of longtime advocates of population reduction in the just-released book Facing the Population Challenge: Wisdom from the Elders. Edited by Marilyn Hempel, the book is a project of Blue Planet United – a nonprofit [...]
NPG is pleased to offer challenging contests as part of our mission to enlist a new generation of activists, who will be focused on calling attention to the dangers of population growth. We send our thanks to all of our members and friends who have so generously contributed – as well as our appreciation for […]