Sustainable Population Australia
Australia has one of the highest population growth rates in the developed world

Australian Population

World Population

 

  To save the planet from a 6th mass extinction, Don Driscoll explores limits to population and consumption patterns.

Causes of Biodiversity Loss - and what we can do

 

   Roy Beck's colorful presentation of data to explain population dynamics

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs

Latest News

SPA takes on Liz Allen, Australia's extinction crisis, AND revamps our PopForum

 

President message: e-news, Oct 012018

 

SPA’s activism on your behalf continues with our submission to the Senate Environment Committee’s inquiry into ‘Australia’s Faunal Extinction Crisis’. You can read it here: https://population.org.au/articles/2018-09-18/spas-submission-senate-env....

October 5 2018

SPA Newsletter 133 - October 2018

In this issue we farewell Patron Mary White and welcome new Patron Katharine Betts. You will find a number of Opinion pieces and a review of the important paper by John Bongaarts and Brian C O'Neill as to whether population had been 'left out in the cold' in terms of climate action. There's a book review of Edward O Wilson's 'Half-Earth', a report from our new Communication Officer Michael Bayliss, and how to join the members-only online PopForum. And as always, reports from our six branches. Happy reading!

Did you know?

Australia’s population

Our nation adds one person every 1 minute and 22 seconds, needing equivalent of a new city the size of Canberra each year.

Ecological limits

Humanity is now using the biocapacity of 1½ planets each year. By 2025 two-thirds of the world’s people may be under water stress.

Family planning and women’s empowerment

Over 40% of pregnancies are unintended. Early marriage, low education and no contraception trap women and families in a poverty cycle.

Global population

Over 80 million people are added each year – equivalent to an extra Egypt. Since 2000 the growth has rebounded due to neglect of family planning.

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