U.S. Sustainable Population Policy Project
Project Cosponsors and
On the basis of earlier drafts of this document, about twenty organizations
have signed on as participants and cosponsors in this project, as of May 1997. A
current list of the cosponsoring and participant organizations is available on
U.S. Sustainable Population Policy Project
Draft List of Project Advisers (10) by Category
Keyfitz, Nathan; Dept. of Sociology, Harvard University -- Motivations and
Incentives for Families to Encourage 1-2 Child Families
Buttel, Fred; Department of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin -- Jobs and
Redistribution of Resources
Daly, Herman; University of Maryland -- Ecological Economics
Sadik, Nafis; UNFPA
Kalb, Marvin; Harvard University -- The Use of the Mass Media to Influence
Reproductive Decision Making
Ryerson, William; Population Communications International -- The Use of the Mass
Media to Influence Reproductive Decision Making
Power-Bratton, Susan; Professor of Wild Ecology and Christian Ecology, Whitworth
College (Spokane, WA) Author of Six Billion and More
Adams, Geri; Editor of IMPACT, Alexandria, VA -- Immigration's impact on the
Postel, Sandra; Worldwatch Institute, Population and its Contribution to Water
Wilson, E.O.; author of "The Diversity of Life".
Draft List of Project Reviewers (22) by Category
Fornos, Werner; Population Institute
Cohen, Joel; Head of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller University,
author of "How Many People Can the Earth Support?"
Barlow, Robin; University of Michigan -- The Relationship between Economic and
Bouvier, Leon; Tulane University, or Vernon Briggs, Cornell University --
History of U.S. Immigration Policy
Reppetto, Dr. Robert; World Resources Institute -- Natural resource management
Low, Bobbi; University of Michigan -- How Economics Affect Fertility
Wirth, Tim; Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs and ex-officio member of
the President's Council on Sustainable Development
Burke, Dr. Meredith; Hoover Foundation, Palo Alto, CA -- Sociology of
populations and teenage fertility.
Maher, Dr. T. Michael; Department of Communication -- University of Southwestern
Louisiana, Media Framing and the Salience of the Population Issue in the United
Pearlman, Nancy; a UN Nobel 500 Laureate who does works with media and
communications. She has produced award-winning tapes and videos, and focuses on
Grant, Lindsey; former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment
and Population, author of "Juggernaut"-- Overview of U.S. Immigration
Policy and History: How We Got Where We Are Today.
Lamm, Richard; Center for Public Policy (Denver), former Governor of Colorado
McNamara, Robert; former CIA director -- deep interest in population issues
Schneider, Claudine; Chair, Renew America
Wood, James W.; Dept. of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, Behavioral
and Psychological Aspects of Population Growth;
Nash, Jim; Churches Center for Public Policy
Sommers, Rev. Dr. Gordon L.; President, National Council of Churches of Christ
in the U.S.-author, "A Call to Engagement for People of Faith, Concerning
the 1994 UN ICPD."
Abernethy, Dr. Virginia; Vanderbilt University, Tennessee -- Author of the book,
"Population Politics," and editor of the journal "Population and
Holdren, John; Harvard; Population's Impact on Energy Consumption.
Meadows, Donella; Environmental Policy, Dartmouth College -- Women, Babies and
Giampietro, Mario; Nutrition, population and energy
Myers, Norman; Visiting Fellow of Green College, Oxford University, co-author of
"Scarcity or Abundance? A Debate on the Environment"
- Belden & Russonello, Report of Findings from Focus Groups on
Population, Consumption, and the Environment, Executive Summary, July, 1993,
2. President's Council on Sustainable Development, U.S. Population and
Sustainability, Chapter 6 (1995). This commitment serves as follow up also
to the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, at which
the United States committed to a Program of Action that encourages all
countries to establish population policies designed to ensure the
sustainability of future generations.
3. Pimentel, D., R. Harman, M. Pacenza, J. Pecarsky, and M. Pimentel.
(1994). "Natural resources and an optimum human population."
Population and Environment 15: 347-369. See also, Pimentel, D. and M.
Pimentel (1996). Food, Energy and Society. Niwot, CO: University Press of
Colorado. See also, Smith, R. Overpopulation and Overconsumption: Combating
the Two Main Drivers of Global Destruction; BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, May 15,
1993, at 1285. See also, Grant, L. 1996. Juggernaut: Growth on a Finite
Planet. Seven Locks Press, Santa Ana, CA. See also, Cohen, J.E. 1995. How
Many People Can the Earth Support? Norton, New York, 1995.
4. "The United States . . . is the only major industrialized country in
the world experiencing population growth on a significant scale."
President's Council on Sustainable Development, Task Force Report on
Population and Consumption (1995). See also Carrying Capacity Network, The
Many Costs of Immigration - Money and More, 6 NETWORK BULLETIN, (Jan./Feb.
1996), at 2; McCall, S.M., The Quiet Crisis, HABITAT, Winter, 1995, at 14.
5. Holmes, supra note 2.
6. Hallerdin, J., J. Jacobsen and D. Sherman, Towards a National Population
Policy, in NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, THE ROAD FROM CAIRO (1994)
7. Holmes, H., The Unequal Burden, HABITAT, Winter, 1995, at 21. See also
Rauber, P. Cribonometry, SIERRA, May/June, 1993
8. "Carrying capacity is the life (e.g. populations of plants, animals,
humans) that a given amount of land can support." Waak, P., FAITH,
JUSTICE & A HEALTHY WORLD (2d Ed. 1995). See also Keyfitz, N.,
Population and Development Within the Ecosphere: One View of the Literature,
FOCUS, Winter, 1992.
9. Pimentel, D., M. Tort, L. D'Anna, A. Krawic, J. Berger, J. Rossman, F.
Mugo, N. Doon, M. Shriberg, E.S. Howard, S. Lee, and J. Talbot. 1997.
Increasing disease incidence: environmental degradation and population
growth. Submitted to Science. See also, Platt, A.E.. 1996. Infecting
Ourselves: How Environmental and Social Disruptions Trigger Disease.
Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC.
10. Ehrlich, P.R. and J. Holdren, The Impact of Population Growth, 171
SCIENCE, 1212-1217 (1971). As described by Ehrlich and Ehrlich: "The
impact (I) of any group or nation on the environment is the product of its
population's size (P) multiplied by per capita affluence (A) as measured by
consumption, in turn multiplied by a measure of the damage done by the
technologies (T) involved in supporting each unit of that consumption."
U.S. EPA, The Population-Environment Connection (1995), at 19. See also,
Paul R. Ehrlich & Anne H. Ehrlich, The Most Overpopulated Nation, in
ELEPHANTS IN THE VOLKSWAGEN, (Lindsay Grant, ed. 1992).
11. Growth vs. Environment, BUSINESS WEEK, May 11, 1992.
12. Hall, C.A.S. et al., The Environmental Consequences of Having a Baby in
the United States, 15 POPULATION & ENVIRONMENT, No. 6 (July, 1994).
13. As then Governor Reagan said, in 1974, "Our country and state have
a special obligation to work toward the stabilization of our own population
so as to credibly lead other parts of the world toward population
stabilization." Ronald Reagan, Governor, State of California, Hearings
before Subcommittee on Census and Population, 1974.
14. Project cosponsors support the principles outlined in this document, and
endorse the development of a domestic population policy that addresses
fertility, immigration and consumption.
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