Hear if a collapse of civilization can be avoided and how might Oz help

  • March 14, 2013 · 5:45 PM
  • UTS

Hear Paul Ehrlich famous for his controversial 1968 book The Population Bomb and a humorous speaker, share his views on many interconnected problems that are propelling global civilization toward collapse. Driven by increasing overpopulation and overconsumption by the rich, these dilemmas include climate disruption, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, global poisoning, depletion of resources (especially soils and groundwater), and the threat of vast famines, epidemics and resource wars.
In this talk Prof Paul Ehrlich will discuss the issues we face with growth and how sustainability is attainable if society, economics and politics are willing to rethink, cooperate and make significant changes for a better future.

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  • Anna

    An energetic entertaing and informed speaker

    March 15, 2013

  • John F

    Enlightening talk from an accomplished expert in the environment. Murdoch copped a serve. The presentation will be on the UTS website soon.

    March 14, 2013

  • Anna

    Sorry everyone did as per my posting and email have to register for a ticket. The automated Meetup email though is confusing

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi sorry have got held back at work - Lane Cove. The buses along George St are hell at this time of day - will likely be late. Sorry Sara - will try and find you guys after the talk, Sue (will look for your green top)

    March 14, 2013

  • Trevor

    I said yes to the lecture tonight. V star returns that I am attending. When I check its site it says tickets are closed. This is confusing. So am I booked to go or not?

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    so sorry, cannot make this important event - am ill

    March 14, 2013

  • Anna

    Plus as per my e-mail I have a bright green top today

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK, well I'll look for the rabbit then :-) My first meetup with this group so not sure who any of you are, will be there around 545 Sue

    March 14, 2013

  • Anna

    We can meet at the venue just by the door

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    where are we meeting for this at 5:45?

    March 14, 2013

  • Karyn

    Possible

    March 13, 2013

  • Ivette

    will be at economic of happiness in Byron bay

    March 9, 2013

  • hadrianjudge

    Hi Anna & Bob, thanks for this one; this is a most important issue.

    I think that when enough of us have our minds and bodies relating to this subject in a broad and flexible way; one that will enable sufficient of us to act in unison, then it will be possible to lick this predicament. All that's needed to get under way is to produce a model that functions well in society at large. And how could we do better than use what nature endowed us with? A model based on how our minds and bodies function in our environment. It doesn't need to be large. Once we can get that far without exploding we will have done a lot! I can't think of many good models that are entirely ignored; at least not when the dire consequences of not acting have sunk home to enough of us. It seems to me the main problem is between our ears; and needless to say it's not the only one.

    Over the last twelve years I've drafted such a model but I haven't had a lot of opportunity to do more than partially develop it.

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks for letting us know about this one, good topic!

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to come if I can drag Dad & sister along. They'll be visiting from overseas

    February 18, 2013

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