Alan Weisman, Author, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
Malcolm Potts, Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Many people are reluctant to talk about population growth. Yet the world is expected to reach at least 9 billion people by the middle of the century, and many scientists say we’re pushing the ecosystem into a state where it can no longer support civilization. By breathing, eating and consuming, an individual human being produces tons of carbon every year, and population control may be the key to curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Can population control be part of the climate conversation, or would it create a toxic brew of two radioactive political issues? Join us for a conversation about creating a climate of change around global overpopulation.
Students on Ice Climate Scholarship
At this event, we will offer student attendees the opportunity to apply for our scholarship to join the Students on Ice expedition to the Arctic circle with 40 youths from around the world in the summer of 2014. The scholarship is available for San Francisco Bay Area high school students between the ages of 14-18 at time of application, who attend Climate One's program "Condoms and Climate" on February 25.
Climate One Connect
Audience members are invited to engage in breakout group conversations led by the speakers for 20 minutes following the program. We hope you’ll take part in this unique opportunity to delve deeper into solutions for sustainable living!