As we advance well into the 21st century, what are we to make of World Population Day, which falls—thanks to a 1989 declaration of the United Nations—every year on July 11?World Population Day was first informally celebrated in 1987, with the date chosen as the UN’s best guess as to when the world’s population … Continue Reading ››
Logic and research suggest that growing populations tend to contribute to various environmental stresses. So, by extension, if wider use of family planning slows population growth, it should generally produce some benefits in slowing the pace of human-caused environmental change. Experts agreed, however, that this relationship is complex, under-researched, and not well or uniformly documented.
May is bike month! Pick up a bike and ride your way to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.Take the #Bikechallenge2015 by substituting your car commute by a bike ride (and share your photos on our brand new Instagram account at @worldwatchinstitute with the hashtag #bikechallenge2015). With all of the benefits of biking, it’s no … Continue Reading ››
What questions are being overlooked or underappreciated when we talk about the world of tomorrow? This is the last of three exclusive sneak peeks into our newest State of the World publication, scheduled for official release April 13, 2015. Join us for the launch symposium in Washington, DC or livestream online.Continue Reading ››