Paul Ehrlich: The most effective conservation strategy? Empower women

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Paul Ehrlich

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Media Type: Audio

Date of Publication: October 19

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: Stockholm, Sweden

Publisher: Spotify

Author(s): Veronika Perkova

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The impact of our growing population on nature is such a sensitive topic that nobody really dares talk about it.

Better sweep it under the carpet and forget about it, right? Well, not necessarily. If you think it through, the solution is really simple and beautiful: give women full rights, opportunities and access to family-planning methods. In this interview with Paul R. Ehrlich, the Bing Professor Emeritus of Population Studies at Stanford University, we talk about:

  • What is a sustainable population and how to achieve it
  • Why women play a key role in creating a sustainable planet
  • How we can empower women and why women still don’t have equal rights
  • Why our Stone Age genes make it hard to address global issues and why we need to change culturally
  • Why we need 8 billion Greta Thunbergs and everyone to spend 10% of their time helping out society
  • What is Paul’s vision of 2050
  • How hot soap operas can help us talk about overpopulation, and more.

Listen to the podcast here:

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