December 17th, 2015
The Global Population Speak Out is a global community of activists, scholars, professionals — not to mention just regular everyday people — all wanting, willing, and able to earnestly contribute to a more sustainable future for people and planet. We are concerned with many aspects of the sustainability crisis, as the book Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) so achingly documents for us.
However, as you might have guessed by our name, this community often specializes in talking about human population issues as they relate to pressing issues like biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions, human rights, and human health. Below, for your consideration and feedback, Speak Out organizers sketch out some notions related to the ideas of universal access to contraception and family planning information and services and how, as the global community finds success in advancing these causes, they will have a welcome systemic impact on global demography and the prospects of a sustainable living scenario between human-kind and our mother, Earth: