Episode 39 - Impacts of Growth

From the ancient philosophers, to modern day scientists, much has been said about the relationship between human population growth and its effects on environmental destruction, famine, and death. Modern policy makers and political leaders have taken inspiration from these debates to craft initiatives aimed at curbing population, but through these efforts a host of human rights abuses have emerged worldwide. With millions of people left in the wake of forced sterilization and other population control programs, we are compelled to ask: what role, ultimately, does population play in a rapidly deteriorating world?

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  • 00:55 A Little History
  • 13:43 Ecology and Systems
  • 27:56 Modern Population Control
  • 36:38 The Wrong Question
  • 55:51 Structural Change or Nothing
  • 1:00:44 Who Gets the Last Laugh?


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Published 30-08-2018 22:28