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.
This ad appeared in the USA Today Green Living Green, April 17th, 2018. Please click the photo to view the add as it appeared in the USA Today. Concerned About The Environmental Future of the Country? The best way to protect our nation from greater environmental damage is to reduce our population size and growth. U.S. […]
Says Accurate Count of People in U.S. Must Be a Top Priority. Negative Population Growth’s President Donald Mann has stepped forth to put the weight of his organization behind those who oppose including a citizenship question in the 2020 U.S. Census. In the wake of a growing national controversy, many people are charging that the recent decision to return to […]
This ad appeared in the Harper’s magazine, March 27, 2018. Please click the photo to view the add as it appeared in the Harper’s magazine. CELEBRATE EARTH DAY! SIGN ON TO HELP CONFRONT THE FRIGHTENING ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE THAT OUR NATION CAN NO LONGER IGNORE. From its very founding in 1970, Earth Day has stood as a […]
“Bold Claims for Renewable Energy Simply Do Not Hold Up”
Does the answer to winning the battle against climate change lie in turning over great swaths of land and coastal waters to massive solar and wind farms? According to a newly released study by Negative Population Growth (NPG) the answer is a definite “NO!” […]
Introducing NPG’s new Forum paper on immigration’s effects on the crowding, spiraling costs, and underperformance of the nation’s K-12 public schools, NPG President Don Mann called the work another reminder that stagnating educational quality is one of America’s many social and demographic challenges that would be greatly eased by a smaller U. S. population.[…]