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.

Save the Earth…Don’t Give Birth (NPG Booknote)

Save the Earth…Don’t Give Birth The story behind the simplest, yet trickiest, way to help save our endangered planet. by Jonathan Austen An NPG Booknote by Edwin Rubenstein “We humans are young, greedy, inexperienced killer primates. We have recklessly allowed our population and consumption to rise beyond the capacity of the Earth. The rise in human […]

America’s Insane Asylum Policy Threatens National Security

Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version America’s Insane Asylum Policy Threatens National Security An NPG Forum Paper by Edwin S. Rubenstein Cuban baseball players. A Russian ballet dancer. Joseph Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana. These are the kind of people, fearing persecution in their homelands, who were […]

President Don Mann Releases New Paper on U.S. Waterways and Population

Population Growth Continues to Threaten Fragile Waterways Across the Country. Americans have a deep and historic love for their rivers, estuaries, and lakes says NPG President Don Mann.  But are they loving them to death?  They place enormous and at times conflicting demands on the nation’s tens of thousands of waterways:  pure water for drinking and industrial use, plant and home sites[…]

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