We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 NPG Essay Scholarship.
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!
|$1,000||Pierce Brooks||Wesley College|
Winner of the Richard C. Smith NPG Essay Scholarship
|Ian T. Grey||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|
Winner of the Foundation for Human Conservation NPG Essay Scholarship
|Hartland McDonald||Florida State University|
|$1,000||Gregory Ross||University of Chicago|
|$1,000||Gemma Zahradka||University of Wisconsin - La Crosse|
La Crosse, WI
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?