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The Speak Out blog features guest bloggers and Speak Out posts about pressing environmental issues all over the globe and what we can do to make a difference. If we all Speak Out, we can’t be ignored.

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Time to Reverse Course

October 23, 2015 — By Suzanne York Modern humanity’s appetite for finite resources is so great that even one of the great wonders of the natural world is not off limits. Last week, the Australian government approved a project in the state of Queensland that will be the ...Read more

— Suzanne York

The Positive Impact of Girls

October 10, 2015 — By Suzanne York Of all the important designated days throughout the year intended to raise awareness on specific issues, one of the most important is the International Day of the Girl Child (October 11). Investing in and empowering girls is not only the right ...Read more

— Suzanne York

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Water: Sticking Our Heads in the Sand

By Suzanne York In this summer of drought in many places around the world, concern about water scarcity is growing, yet we hear little about the impact of growing populations on the availability of water. Studies have shown that global demand for fresh water ...Read more

— Suzanne York

Easing the Shock Factor of Extreme Weather

August 24, 2015 — By Suzanne York A recent study concluded that major “shocks” to global food production will be three times more likely within 25 years because of an increase in extreme weather brought about by anthropogenic global warming. The report by the UK-US Taskforce on Extreme ...Read more

— Suzanne York

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Overshoot, Biodiversity Loss and The Connection With Family Planning

August 13, 2015 — By Suzanne York. The outrage over the killing of Cecil the Lion from Zimbabwe is understandable. Yet this lion is just one of many species of animals killed by humans – intentionally and sometimes unintentionally. There are many threats to endangered species, threats that ...Read more

— Suzanne York

Slowing Down the “Hyper-Anthropocene”

July 31, 2015 — By Suzanne York. Global Population Speak Out has been going full steam ahead all year. Maybe, just maybe, we’ve turned the corner and talking about population issues is becoming more acceptable. We certainly hope so. A quick scan of the news reflects the urgency ...Read more

— Suzanne York

Population: Four Out of Five Scientists Agree…

January 30, 2015 — PMC has pasted the text of this blog here. See original post in The Huffington Post. By Robert Walker. A new poll of American scientists suggests that a large majority of them (82 percent) regard population growth as a major challenge, almost as many ...Read more

— Robert Walker

Become A Speak Out Campaign Activist!

December 29, 2014 — Campaign Activists are a crucial component of Speak Out — after all, this effort goes far beyond the distribution of Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot. We are intent on raising awareness of population stabilization as an important contributing solution to the global sustainability crisis that now ...Read more

— Global Population Speak Out

Leaders Listen, Trouble-Makers Tell: Important Voices on A Small Planet

December 18th, 2014 — Global Population Speak Out takes a planetary view of population issues, hoping that as humanity continues to evolve, peace and goodwill will quickly come to dominate international relations, such that all nations can eventually collaborate to act as thoughtful stewards of our magnificent Earth ...Read more

— Global Population Speak Out

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