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Center for Biological Diversity: Help Launch Ad to Show Millions About the Human Population Crisis

Center for Biological Diversity: Help Launch Ad to Show Millions About the Human Population Crisis — Give by Aug. 31: The world is closing in on a scary milestone: 7 billion people. Our population explosion has already had devastating consequences on the planet: loss of pristine landscapes, scarcity of natural resources, and the acceleration of extinction for plants and animals around the globe.

We urgently need your help today to get the word out to millions of people about the global population crisis. We need to raise $20,000 in the next week to begin running a powerful new public service ad in one of the most crowded places on the planet: New York City’s Times Square.

The PSA will run on a 520-square-foot LED screen in the heart of Times Square. More than 1 million people will see it every day.

Please make a generous gift today to support the Center’s efforts to bring the human overpopulation and overconsumption problem into the public eye and develop policy solutions to tackle its complexities. We’ve been ranked a four-star charity by Charity Navigator for the fifth year in a row, and every tax-deductible dollar you give will be used efficiently and effectively to tackle the threats to species from human overpopulation.

Science Daily: Water wars: 21st century conflicts?

Science Daily: Water wars: 21st century conflicts? Al Jazeera.: Almost half of humanity will face water scarcity by 2030 and strategists from Israel to Central Asia prepare for strife. Governments and military planners around the world are aware of the impending problem; with the US senate issuing reports with names like Avoiding Water Wars: Water Scarcity and Central Asia’s growing Importance for Stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

With rapid population growth, and increased industrial demand, water withdrawls have tripled over the last 50 years, according to UN figures.”The war was also a reason why we left,” Hassain said. “There was a lot of fighting near my village.”

“Water scarcity is an issue exacerbated by demographic pressures, climate change and pollution,” said Ignacio Saiz, director of Centre for Economic and Social Rights, a social justice group. “The world’s water supplies should guarantee every member of the population to cover their personal and domestic needs.