Overpopulation in Pictures
Global Population Speak Out campaign is an online, crowd-directed effort to jump-start the conversation about overpopulation, approaching the problem from an optimistic viewpoint, with the conviction that global population stabilisation can be achieved by realising a progressive human rights agenda. The NGO sponsors of the Speak Out project are the US-based Population Institute and Population Media Center. The former educates policymakers and the public about population, and seeks to promote universal access to family planning information, education, and services. The latter is a non-profit leader in entertainment-education dedicated to women’s rights and empowerment, population stabilisation, and the environment.
The 2015/2016 Speak Out campaign partnered with The Foundation for Deep Ecology to publish a photo book called Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER). The editorial team gathered the most compelling images from around the globe that show both the human and ecological sides of the overpopulation story.
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) retails for USD50, but as part of Speak Out, you can request free books to use for raising awareness. OVER has distributed about 6,000 complimentary copies so far. Visit www.populationspeakout.org
Check out the whole compilation of photos and stories in Asian Geographic Issue 123, 2017