Earth at Risk 2010 (1/8) – Dr. William R. Catton, Jr. on population overshoot

Fertile Ground Environmental Institute

Jul 28, 2014

William Robert Catton, Jr. (born January 15, 1926) is an American sociologist best known for his scholarly work in environmental sociology and human ecology. His intellectual approach is broad and interdisciplinary. Catton’s repute extends beyond academic social science due primarily to his 1980 book, Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change. Earth at Risk is an annual conference in San Francisco that brings together some of the greatest thinkers and activists in the fields of social and environmental justice. For more information, visit

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