Population, environment, ethics: Where we stand now | Conference by Professor Paul R. Ehrlich.

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Date of Publication: May 2, 2016

Year of Publication: 2016

Publication City: Lausanne, Switzerland

Publisher: University of Lausanne

Author(s): Paul R. Ehrlich, Christian Arnsperger (moderator)

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April 28th 2016 | Professor Paul R. Ehrlich joins student and faculty at the University of Lausanne to speak on Population, environment, ethics: Where we stand now. The presentation is followed by a round table with the participation of : Guido Palazzo, Professor of business ethics at UNIL; Eric Verrecchia, Professor of biogeoscience at UNIL; and moderated by Christian Arnsperger, Professor of sustainability at UNIL.

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  • Vaughan Wiles

    Thank you, Ann and Paul Ehrlich, for making these lecture videos. I enjoy the humor that you bring to a difficult subject that you weave all through your presentations. I have learned a great deal from your past lectures in Australia and your most recent lecture in Switzerland, and was interested by your comments on the 3 main grain crops that sustain much of the world’s population. There is a new article that you might like, from Climate Progress, if you haven’t already seen it, on how climate change will cause rising temperatures that may damage crops, and the conclusion of a new report released by United Nations (see link) warning that rising temperatures could cause crops to accumulate mycotoxins produced by fungi. It seems that there are more surprises out there for humans with a warming planet. These ideas are not easy to read about, nor to say to the general public. You and Ann always seem to make your lectures more engaging and easier to digest than just about anyone else that I know of. So, thanks for that level of brevity that you bring to an extremely serious subject.

  • When Paul Ehrlich speaks to a Swiss audience and raises the issue of economic intergenerational ethics as a crucial pillar of our deliberations regarding the staving off of total biospheric collapse, people listen, and well they should.