Paul Ehrlich co-wrote and published a book called “The Population Bomb” in 1968. A commentary (and warning) to the dangers of overpopulation, Ehrlich predicted that continued population growth would lead to famine, economic collapse, and significant climate change. The global population has doubled since the book’s initial release 50 years ago. In today’s episode, we revisit Ehrlich’s initial predictions to see how many have come true, and to what extent. Ehrlich discusses the paradoxes of population growth, how the political climate is compounding the effects of population growth, and how we got to this point. Tune in to find out if, and how, we can change the current course of population-related issues.
For more information, Ehrlich encourages listeners to do their own research by seeking reputable sources, and then taking action by becoming politically involved.