Science Festival: How Many Is Too Many?

Submitted by edg on Wed, 3 Apr '19 10.27pm
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Malthus was right. There is not enough planet to sustain the growing human population, particularly given our species' profligate use of land and resources.

According to the Global Footprint Network, a sustainable population for our planet is between 1.5 and 3 billion people, but we are estimated to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.

In this Edinburgh Science Festival event a panel of experts look at the challenges and ethics surrounding the thorny issue of over-population.

The panel includes:

  • Robin Maynard, Director of Population Matters
  • Karin Kuhlemann, human rights researcher
  • Dr Alan Marshall, population ethicist


£8.50, £6.50, #SCIFIVE £5