We will list a few books and websites that analyze the planet’s resources to support humanity and all other flora- fauna. Resources such as the minerals, soil, water, microbes, and the atmosphere needed for a healthy biosphere. These authors focus on long-term sustainability instead of the comforts and convenience of today’s industrial lifestyle. This list is a work in progress and will periodically be updated. Please email any suggestions to


A blog that discusses population and climate

There isn't much information about this author, however he or she does a brilliant job of articulating the position of this blog regarding population. The debate about overpopulation vs overconsumption is analyzed and researched in a very nuanced manner. This is a two-part essay, so check the bottom of the first post first post to find the link to the second post - The concern that dare not speak its name.

First: Population-Consumption
Richard Heinberg
Author of 14 books about sustainability

Richard is a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. His books include some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis.

The Overpopulation Project (TOP)
TOP studies overpopulation and how ending population growth can address global environmental-social problems.

"The aim of The Overpopulation Project (TOP) is to study and highlight the environmental impacts of overpopulation, including humane policies to end population growth around the world."

Resilince aims to support building community resilience

" aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these."

Population Balance
A future where our human footprint is in balance with life on Earth, enabling all species to thrive.

"We offer education and solutions to address the impacts of human overpopulation and overconsumption on the planet, people, and animals. "

Global Footprint Network
Advancing the Science of Sustainability

"Humans use as much ecological resources as if we lived on 1.75 Earths. The Ecological Footprint is the only metric that compares the resource demand of individuals, governments, and businesses against Earth's capacity for biological regeneration."

post carbon institute
Transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world.

"We envision a world of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds."

Population Connection
America's voice for population stabilization

"Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources."

News and views on the coming collapse

"These Are The Manipulations That Will Be Common Now That The World Is Transitioning To Squeezing Scarce Resources Out Of A Globalized Economy"

Freedom From Religion Foundation
To be free from religion and committed to the cherished principle of separation of state and church.

"The history of Western civilization shows us that most social and moral progress has been brought about by persons free from religion."

Flight Free USA
Pledge to Fly Less and Save More

"The solution to the climate crisis is straightforward: to significantly reduce our emissions. Flying in an airplane is the most polluting activity we commonly do. Pledge to not fly, as a signal to our communities, leaders, and businesses that climate solutions are needed now."

No Fly Climate Scientists
We are scientists, academics, and members of the public who either don’t fly or who fly less.

"We feel that global warming poses a clear, present, and dire danger for humanity. In an era of obvious climate change, we feel a need to ramp down unnecessary fossil fuel use. Actions speak louder than words."

Project Drawdown
A Leading Resource for Climate Solutions

"Our mission is to help the world reach “drawdown”—the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby halting catastrophic climate change—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible."

Problems, Predicaments, and Technology
Technological devices of ALL stripes are unsustainable

"This blog covers many different aspects of ecological overshoot focusing on climate change, pollution loading, and energy and resource decline. Specific areas of interest also include anthropocentrism, hubris, cognitive dissonance, and optimism bias"

Earth News
A science research oriented website that's part of

"Science X provides thorough daily coverage of the full sweep of science, technology and medical news."

The Collapse Chronicle
Documenting the decline and fall of the American Empire and post-industrial capitalism.

"Civil society will collapse in the near future, as environmental degradation and resource constraints stress existing systems."