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At 9 am (GMT) on 15 November 2022, the human population will reach 8 billion. Biodiversity loss, climate change, pollution, deforestation, water and food shortage - these are all exacerbated by our huge and ever-increasing numbers. Our impact on the environment is a product of our consumption and our numbers.
Please contact Apple CEO Tim Cook and urge him to adopt policies which protect the Earth. Simply fill in your details in the Take Action field and press Next.
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At the root of our environmental crisis is the simple reality that we are asking more of our planet than it can provide, and producing more waste and emissions than it can handle. If we’re to fix this crisis and ensure a decent future for ourselves and the natural world, that has to change.
Nature is under pressure from humans as never before. Population Matters' new, overarching biodiversity campaign, HUMANATURE, calls for action to slow human population growth and to protect our precious planet and the species we share it with. Read more here and get involved.
Population Matters' 2021 report, Welcome to Gilead, examined how policymakers across the world are promoting and implementing policies to increase birth rates that abuse women's reproductive rights. Find the latest developments and news here.
To prevent further biodiversity loss, we must address the impact of our growing human population. In the run-up to the crucial COP15 biodiversity summit in December this year, please call on your country’s environment minister to ensure that positive, choice-based population solutions are included in the new global biodiversity agreement.
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