This ad appeared in The Washington Times on October 3rd, 2016.
Please click the photo to view the add as it appeared in The Washington Times.
NPG’s annual Scholarship Contests, part of our core educational programs, challenge high school
seniors and college undergraduates to submit entries to a variety of population- themed competitions. In 2016, students were invited to create an advertisement which engages broad public support for NPG’s mission: to slow, halt, and eventually reverse U.S. population growth. This ad from Justin Soutendijk, a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, won the Grand Prize Scholarship Award of $2,000 for the 2016 Contest.
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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