Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption

| December 14, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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The evidence is clear: the scale of the human enterprise has outgrown our planet. We need to scale back in order for the children of the world to have a chance to live decent lives. But what is it that we need to scale back? Do we need to dramatically contract our population, or drastically shrink our consumption?

December 14 @ 9:00-10:00 pm EST

Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich (author of The Population Bomb), former UK Guardian columnist Madeleine Somerville (author of All You Need Is Less: A Guilt-Free Guide to Eco-Friendly Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity), and filmmaker Dave Gardner (director of GrowthBusters) are confirmed for this conversation. You are encourage to join to learn more about the drivers of overshoot and contribute your perspective to the discussion.

Learn more and register at Solving Overshoot Webinar

This webinar is free. Registrants will also be sent a link to view a replay of the first webinar, Overpopulation: The New Conversation.

Other upcoming events can be found through the MAHB Events Calendar.


This event is produced by GrowthBusters and co-sponsored by the MAHB.


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  • Jan Hearthstone

    Humans living in harmony with all other species and in harmony with the Earth.
    More at http://www.ModelEarth.Org/seed.html

  • Harry Cowan

    No one wants to live in a one room insulated high-rise where you eat, sleep, work, repeat. To have a tolerable life you must consume resources, so I vote for reducing the population.
    The problem with the current conservationists is that they are not explaining the economic and social benefits of reducing population, like having enough food for everyone, better housing choices, infrastructure renewal instead of expansion, etc.
    We have to sell the benefits so people will consider it as a viable choice.