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.

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: Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian Refugees Take Center Stage of U.S. Immigration Debate It seems that immigration has once again moved to the forefront of national debate.  After the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th, President Obama’s recent pledge to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States has come under intense scrutiny.  First and […]

Deputy Director’s Corner

Deputy Director’s Corner   Recent headlines have been unusually full of population-related discussion. Is America finally waking up to our most critical issue? NPG Deputy Director Tracy Canada can be reached by email at On November 9th, CNN ran a story titled “Climate change could create 100 million poor, over half a billion homeless.” […]

Is this really what Lady Liberty intended?

This ad appearing in The Washington Times on October 19th, 2015, November 30th and January 4, 2016, as well as Mother Jones in the Jan/Feb 2016 Issue. Vanishing open spaces Flat Wages     Air and water pollution     Crowded Schools Energy shortages     Climate change    Traffic gridlocks Dwindling natural resources     Crumbling infrastructure Government budget […]

Tomorrow, the world will observe a new holiday – one that could make a huge difference in global and U.S. population numbers!

Join us tommorow, as people around the world celebrate “World Vasectomy Day”   What is World Vasectomy Day? According to the World Vasectomy Day website, “Filmmaker and media activist Jonathon Slack and urologist and vasectomist Doug Stein, MD, joined forces in 2012 to tell the story of human population’s impact on the planet.  World Vasectomy […]

Deputy Director’s Corner

Deputy Director’s Corner NPG Deputy Director Tracy Canada can be reached by email at On Thursday, October 29th, China’s state-sponsored news agency Xinhua ran the following headline:  “China to allow two children for all couples.”  According to the article, the nationwide policy proposal was announced “after the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Communist […]

NPG Report Shows Immigration Responsible for 75% of U.S. Population Growth Since 2000

Expert analysis finds family immigration has grown dramatically, contributing to population growth. View this release on PRWeb Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Alexandria, VA (October 26, 2015) – Following a September 28th report from Pew Research Center – which found that nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the U.S. since passage […]

Deputy Director’s Corner

Deputy Director’s Corner NPG Deputy Director Tracy Canada can be reached by email at On October 15th, immigration expert Dr. Peggy Sands Orchowski released an Op-Ed piece titled “Having to Choose: A Nation’s Agonizing Immigration Duty.” The thoughtful, well-written piece begins: “It’s a universally acknowledged truth that no nation can sustain open borders. Even […]

New EPA Ruling Echoes Recent NPG Forum Paper

New EPA regulations finally limit “toxic water pollution from power plants,” helping to protect our nation’s dwindling water resources! On September 30th, the EPA set new rules which would limit water pollution from power plants. According to the Waterkeeper Alliance: “Coal-fired power plants and their massive coal ash disposal ponds are the #1 source of […]

Deputy Director’s Corner

As I review the headlines on all of the global media networks, I cannot help but see a disturbing trend. I read story after story of the devastating social, economic, and environmental crises happening all over the world… and they all have something in common. Whether it’s a direct cause – or simply a contributing factor making things much, much worse[…]

Population Update: Peak Resources?

On September 23rd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced: “The number of new and reactivated coal mines that began production in 2013 fell to the lowest level in at least the past 10 years.” According to the EIA report, U.S. coal production was at its highest in 2008 – and there was a 14% […]