Interview with Paul Ehrlich: “Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades”

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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 Bomband 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

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