Do all childfree people dislike children? That’s definitely not the case for Lukas and Suhei! Their choice to be childfree has been both an adventure and a process.  Having already traveled to various parts of the world, they don’t have plans to stop anytime soon. Lukas and Suhei are passionate about living purposefully, sustainably, and advocating for the single most effective action that benefits the world at large – choosing childfree. LINKS Keep up with us via You Had Me at Childfree email updates You Had Me at Childfree website United Nations’ Contraception Use by Method 2019  Effectiveness of Contraceptive Methods Women are Happier Without Children or a Spouse, Says Happiness Expert Marital Satisfaction Across the Transition to Parenthood World Population Balance UNFPA State of World Population. The power of choice - Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition Population: The Multiplier of Everything Else Travel Masters – Lukas and Suhei’s YouTube Channel Choosing to be childfree opens a world of possibilities - joys and adventures, but also a few challenges in a society that’s behind the curve in accepting and celebrating the childfree choice. In You Had Me at Childfree, Erika Arias speaks with couples about their unique romantic trajectories that have led towards the decision to opt out of parenthood. This is a series about liberating more people to choose a life that is most genuine to them, and to celebrate a choice that challenges antiquated perspectives about gender, sex, love, and what it means to be a real family in society. Discussion topics include but are not limited to: health, wellness, love, professional life, sex, contraception, and relationship satisfaction over time.  This series highlights the benefits of life in the childfree lane, and corrects misassumptions about childfree couples – to increase societal acceptance of all childfree individuals, whether they have found their soulmate, are in search of childfree love, or are happily single and childfree. Acceptance of all marginalized lifestyles and identities is crucial in a world that needs more equality, and less alienation, less internalized oppression, and less disconnection from personal values.  Special thanks to ArtofAlyse for our excellent podcast graphics
Human civilization has been in overshoot (making unsustainable demands on the planet) since about 1970. If there was any hope we’ve changed our ways, that hope was dashed on August 22, 2020. Learn more in this episode. There are lots of contributors to overshoot, but the one most often avoided, or at least ignored, is overpopulation. In this episode we applaud a few NGOs for NOT hiding from the subject. Also: The Australian government readily admits it depends on population growth as the main driver of economic growth, and it is hooked on economic growth. So closed borders due to COVID-19, coupled with couples choosing to delay or even decline to bring children into these dark times, is “bad news” for the nation’s growth-addicted economy. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Coronavirus Pandemic Prompts Couples to Delay Pregnancy PlansCBS News in the U.S. 8/10/2020 Bad News for the Economy Reliant on Population GrowthABC in Australia Thibaud Aronson Population Voice Crowdedplanet.org New online resource library by Center for Biological Diversity compiling studies, reports and reviews that make the connection between human population growth and the extinction crisis. Earth Overshoot Day– official website Earth Overshoot Day and Population If the World Was as Densely* Populated As... (density/footprint analysis tool in above essay) Manage Your Own Planet (data analysis tool in above essay) What Gets Left Behind for Future Generations? Reproduction and the Environment in Spey Bay, Scotland by Katharine Dow One Planet Prosperity - Our Regulatory Strategy Scottish Environment Protection Agency Physicists: 90% Chance of Human Society Collapsing Within Decades Delayed Earth Overshoot Day Points to Opportunities to Build Future in Harmony with Our Finite PlanetEarth Overshoot Day news release The Overpopulation Podcast is produced by World Population Balance, a non-profit organization committed to alerting and educating that overpopulation is the root cause of resource depletion, species extinction, poverty, and climate change. Our mission is to chart a path for human civilization that – rather than causing greater misery – enables good lives on a healthy planet. We advocate and support a smaller, truly sustainable human population – through dramatic and voluntary reduction in birth rates.  We envision a world where no one suffers in dire poverty and misery for lack of enough food, water, and other basic needs. We see a world where all species thrive and where lower consumption and population are in balance with Earth’s finite resources. Subscribe to Balanced View print newsletter (please request print version only if you’re not content to get this via email/website link) Share Your Thoughts With Us Join the Sustainable Population Meetup Receive Overpopulation Updates via email        
If we were on a spaceship, the end really would be near – August 22. That is Earth Overshoot Day for 2020. We all know we can’t graze 100 head of cattle for long on a one-acre patch of land. We’d have a barren wasteland and a bunch of dead cattle in no time. It’s a little more challenging for us to make this calculation about meeting the needs of 7.8 billion people on a larger patch of land – the entire planet. But the laws of physics equally apply. Analysts at Global Footprint Network do an impressive job of performing this worldwide calculation. Since 2003, they’ve been analyzing UN data and satellite imagery to estimate the planet’s capacity to meet our needs (biocapacity), and humankind’s footprint - or demand (ecological footprint) - on that capacity. Their analysis suggests we have been in overshoot since about 1970. If you have too many people, consuming resources faster than the planet can regenerate them, and generating waste faster than the planet can convert that waste, you are in overshoot. This bonus episode of GrowthBusters features the Conversation Earth special, Welcome to Overshoot: Have a Nice Day. This is a 2020 update of the special we shared a year ago. Welcome to Overshoot explores overshoot’s causes, effects, and possible solutions, as well as some of the barriers to solving the problem. It features a who’s who of environmental and economic experts: William Catton, author of Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change Brian Czech, author of Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution, and executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy Herman Daly, author of Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development Paul Ehrlich, Stanford Biologist, author of The Population Bomb Kerryn Higgs, author of Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet Ian Johnson, former World Bank vice president, former secretary general of Club of Rome Bill McKibben, environmental journalist, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, co-founder of 350.org. Dennis Meadows, lead scientist, The Limits to Growth Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist William Rees, co-originator of ecological footprint analysis Bill Ryerson, President of Population Media Center and Chair of Population Institute Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology at Boston University and author of True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy John Seager, CEO of Population Connection Gus Speth, former chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality, Co-Chair of the Next System Project Mathis Wackernagel, founder of Global Footprint Network and co-author of Ecological Footprint: Managing Our Biocapacity Budget Rex Weyler, environmental journalist   LINKS: Earth Overshoot Day The Limits to Growth Conversation Earth podcasts Ecological Footprint: Managing Our Biocapacity Budget by Mathis Wackernagel and Bert Beyers Footprint Calculator Move the Date Solutions to accelerate the shift to one-planet living Past Earth Overshoot Days   OTHER LINKS: Join the conversation on Facebook Make a donation to support this non-profit project. Archive of all episodes of the GrowthBusters podcast Subscribe to GrowthBusters email updates See the film – GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth Explore the issues at www.growthbusters.org View the GrowthBusters channel on YouTube Subscribe (free) so you don't miss an episode:
Society can flourish with declining birth rates. That’s what the world needs to know, according to João Abegão, author of The Human Overpopulation Atlas. He wants men and women to desire a smaller family and be able to easily exercise that choice. Our conversation with João covers depopulation panic and growth mania, civilization collapse, pessimism, overconsumption, the value of simple living, and a billboard campaign in Portugal that celebrated small families (similar to our One Planet, One Child campaign in the U.S.).   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Human Overpopulation Atlas (and other writing by João Abegão) Controversy in Portugal Over a Campaign That Invites "To Celebrate Low Birth Rates"(Overpopulation Billboards in Portugal) One Planet, One Child Billboard Campaign Depopulation Panic: Don’t Fall for It – Episode 45 of The Overpopulation Podcast Americans Aren’t Making Babies, and That’s Bad for the Economy – by Peter Coy Where The Wild Things Were is Where Humans Are Now – by João Abegão Eternal Recurrence: The Complex Dynamics of Collapse – by João Abegão Do All Roads Lead to Collapse? – by João Abegão A Review of the book The Limits to Growth - The 30-Year Update Trial by Fire – by João Abegão João’s experiment to live a low-impact lifestyle Simplicity Institute No Impact Man (documentary film) No Impact Man (the book) – by Colin Beavan You Had Me at Childfree – new podcast hosted by Erika Arias The Overpopulation Podcast is produced by World Population Balance, a non-profit organization committed to alerting and educating that overpopulation is the root cause of resource depletion, species extinction, poverty, and climate change. Our mission is to chart a path for human civilization that – rather than causing greater misery – enables good lives on a healthy planet. We advocate and support a smaller, truly sustainable human population – through dramatic and voluntary reduction in birth rates.  We envision a world where no one suffers in dire poverty and misery for lack of enough food, water, and other basic needs. We see a world where all species thrive and where lower consumption and population are in balance with Earth’s finite resources. Subscribe to Balanced View print newsletter (please request print version only if you’re not content to get this via email/website link) Share Your Thoughts With Us Join the Sustainable Population Meetup Receive Overpopulation Updates via email        
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Birthdate
Jan 1st, 1988
Episode Count
46
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
1 day, 18 hours
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