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Media Type: Interview
Date of Publication: March 22, 2018
Year of Publication: 2018
Publication City: London, UK
Publisher: Guardian News and Media Limited
Author(s): Damian Carrington
Newspaper: The Guardian
Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge.
Damian Carrington interviews Paul Ehrlich to reflect on the 50 years that have passed since the publication of The Population Bomb, and what, if anything has changed in regards to the chances of a shattering collapse of civilization.
“It [a shattering collapse of civilization] is a near certainty in the next few decades, and the risk is increasing continually as long as perpetual growth of the human enterprise remains the goal of economic and political systems.”
Paul R. Ehrlich