Paul Ehrlich on Environment, Population, and a Lifetime Journey through Science and Politics

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Date of Publication: June 9

Year of Publication: 2023

Publisher: SPHERE - a podcast on the evolution of global environmental governance

Author(s): Eric Paglia

Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 bestseller The Population Bomb, which generated an enormous amount of concern, controversy, and criticism for its neo-Malthusian predictions of famine and mass death, is considered a milestone in the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The Stanford biologist has ever since remained in the spotlight as a public scientist and institution builder, and now, 55 years after The Population Bomb, has finally published his memoirs, Life: A Journey Through Science and Politics, on Yale University Press. In this episode of the SPHERE podcast, Prof. Ehrlich shares personal experiences and reflects on some of the central scientific and political issues of his long career engaging with questions related to the environment and governance.

Listen to the podcast here.

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