Episode from the podcastThe Overpopulation Podcast

44 World OVERpopulation Day

Released Friday, 3rd July 2020
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World Population Day is July 11, but The Overpopulation Podcast team is renaming it World OVERpopulation Day, and we’ve taken over the website worldpopulationday.org to do it. In this episode, we lament how the United Nations avoids the subject of overpopulation in its World Population Day messaging.

We also discuss the sensitivity around the overpopulation issue that leads to discomfort with raising the issue, let alone fully discussing it, and the history and fears we believe are behind the often-false accusations of racism. The modern sustainable population movement rejects racism. It’s not on the agenda here, but we must be sensitive to mistakes of the past.

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
World OVERpopulation Day Website (worldpopulationday.org)
United Nations World Population Day info
Let’s Not Return to Dark Ages of Ignoring Overpopu… (at Medium)
Let’s Not Return to Dark Ages of Ignoring Overpopu… (at worldpopulationbalance.org)
How to contact your ambassador to the United Nations:
Blue Book of contact info for all permanent missions to the U.N.
List of UN Representatives
One Planet, One Child Billboard Campaign
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.
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