Climate & Population: Two Crises 8,000 Years in the Making | The New School

The New School
Published on Dec 3, 2018

A lecture at The New School ( on threats to mankind: overpopulation, famine and climate change, led by Eugene Linden, writer on environmental issues in a series of books and articles for Time, Foreign Affairs and National Geographic. As many as 18 African nations are suffering from overpopulation at a time of severe drought and erosion of agricultural lands. As famine spreads, the U.S. response has been to cut its annual contribution to the U.N. Population Fund and withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Will Malthus prove right in the 21st century? Will human numbers outrun the resources they depend upon to live? Institute for Retired Professionals | Panelist: Eugene Linden

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