The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
New Questions for an Old Planet: Paul Ehrlich
Thursday Jun 14 6:30 PM-10:00 PM
"Can We Get Needed Population Shrinkage In Time? The Academy, the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, and the Human Future."
Networking Reception: 6:00–6:30 pm
Program: 6:30–8:30 pm
Admission $15 (Members receive a $5 discount. Call 215-299-1022 to receive your Promotional Code.)
Join noted Stanford ecologist, Professor Paul Ehrlich, as he discusses the environmental and social impacts related to the current strain on Earth’s carrying capacity. He will suggest how issues ranging from climate disruption and toxification of the planet to increasing odds of vast epidemics and nuclear resource wars can impact this strain.
Ehrlich will present potential solutions, such as controlling population growth through women’s empowerment, rethinking economic ideals, and creating a “bottom-up” movement that unites academic thinkers with civil society. He also will suggest ways that the Academy can contribute even more to this important issue.
Paul Ehrlich is Bing professor of population studies and president of the Center for Conservation Biology in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. A member of the Stanford faculty since 1959, he collaborates with colleagues in biology, economics, psychology, political science, and law on policy research on the human predicament. He is heavily involved in the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere. Ehrlich is an author and coauthor of more than 40 books and 1,000 plus scientific papers and articles in the popular press. He has appeared as a guest on many hundreds of TV and radio programs; he also was a correspondent for NBC News.
Bicentennial Series: New Questions for an Old Planet
For the past 200 years, Academy scientists have worked to solve many of nature’s great mysteries. As we enter our third century, we face new questions about how human behavior impacts the Earth and its natural systems. Expert panelists and distinguished speakers will explore these questions at our bicentennial series, “New Questions for an Old Planet.” We will inquire about climate change, energy, and population; food and public health; water; and green building, urban design, and the built environment. Join us this year to learn how you can make a difference!
The Academy’s Town Square Series runs through June 2013 and is open to the public. “New Questions for an Old Planet” is sponsored by the Academy and our partners at Drexel University.