New Questions for an Old Planet: Paul Ehrlich
Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Philadelphia, United States
Can We Get Needed Population Shrinkage In Time?
The Academy, the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, and the Human Future
Join noted Stanford ecologist, Professor Paul Ehrlich, as he discusses the environmental and social impacts related to the current strain on Earth's carrying capacity. He will suggest how issues ranging from climate disruption and toxification of the planet to increasing odds of vast epidemics and nuclear resource wars can impact this strain.
Ehrlich will present potential solutions, such as controlling population growth through women’s empowerment, rethinking economic ideals, and creating a “bottom-up” movement that unites academic thinkers with civil society. He also will suggest ways that the Academy can contribute even more to this important issue.
Bicentennial Series: New Questions for an Old Planet
For the past 200 years, Academy scientists have worked to solve many of nature’s great mysteries. As we enter our third century, we face new questions about how human behavior impacts the Earth and its natural systems. Expert panelists and distinguished speakers will explore these questions at our bicentennial series, “New Questions for an Old Planet.” We will inquire about climate change, energy, and population; food and public health; water; and green building, urban design, and the built environment. Join us this year to learn how you can make a difference!
The Academy’s Town Square Series runs through June 2013 and is open to the public. Visit ansp.org for more information on programs, speakers, and more. “New Questions for an Old Planet” is sponsored by the Academy and our partners at Drexel University.