"New Questions for an Old Planet," with Stanford Ecologist Paul Ehrlich at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

On behalf of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s Bicentennial Series, The Academy at 200: The Nature of Discovery, Stanford ecologist, Professor Paul Ehrlich will be discussing the environmental and social impacts related to the current strain on Earth’s carrying capacity. He will address how issues such as climate disruption and toxification of the planet may contribute to vast epidemics and nuclear resource wars. Ehrlich will present potential solutions to this strain, such as population growth control through women’s empowerment, rethinking economic ideals, and creating a movement that unties academic thinkers with civil society to engage in this important issue.

Paul Ehrlich is a Bing professor of population studies and president of the Center for Conservation Biology in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. He is a member of Stanford faculty since 1959 and collaborates with many departments such as  biology, economics, psychology, political science, and law policy research on the human predicament.  Ehrlich is an author and coauthor of more than 40 books and 1,000 plus scientific papers and articles. He has appeared as a guest on many TV and radio programs and a previous correspondent for NBC News.

Admission: $15 (Members receive a $5 discount)

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Educational Events
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Education
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Science and Technology
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Global Crisis and Conflict