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Women watch Planet of the Humans on TV

1-See Planet of the Humans; 2-Resolve Overshoot (podcast episode 46)

Women watch Planet of the Humans on TVWhat should we do in response to the key messages of the 2020 documentary, Planet of the Humans? This is a continuation of the discussion begun in part one of the webinar, Planet of the Humans: a Sequel. In part 2, our panel explores actions we can take now – to avoid terminating  human civilization. Both parts of the webinar addressed the roles of overpopulation, overconsumption and economic growth in the most serious environmental crises we face.

The webinar was co-hosted by GrowthBusters and World Population Balance.


Kristine Mattis: An interdisciplinary environmental scholar with a background in Biology and Earth System Science, Kristine has worked as a medical researcher, a science reporter for the congressional record in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a science teacher. She holds a PhD in Environment and Resources. Her writing encompasses issues of social and environmental justice, public health, risk, and science.

Brian Czech: Executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE). With a Ph.D. in renewable natural resources, his specialties intersect ecological economics, conservation biology, and public policy. The author of several books, Czech recently edited Best of The Daly News: Selected Essays from the Leading Blog in Steady State Economics.

Dave Gardner: Co-host of the GrowthBusters podcast about sustainable living; co-host of The Overpopulation Podcast; director of the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth; host of the syndicated radio series, Conversation Earth; and executive director of World Population Balance.

Erika Arias: Co-host of the GrowthBusters podcast about sustainable living; co-host of The Overpopulation Podcast; Programs & Engagement Coordinator for World Population Balance, and a childfree researcher and advocate.



Planet of the Humans: a Sequel (webinar part one)

Planet of the Humans Webinar Part 2


Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered – by E.F. Schumacher

Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources – by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill

Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and a Plan to Stop Them All – by Brian Czech

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth – by Juliet Schor

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory – by David Graeber


The Overpopulation Podcast 

GrowthBusters podcast about sustainable living


Works by Kristine Mattis 

Degrowth A Vocabulary for a New Era (2014)

Nobody Takes the Renewable Energy Transition Seriously – by Richard Heinberg

Beyond Green Growth – by Dan O’Neill 

Wake Up Call on the Environment: A Student Manifesto

Exiting the Fast Lane: Job Sharing is One Route to Discovering the Personal and Environmental Benefits of Working Less

How to Make a Job Sharing Situation Work

Planning for Post-Corona: A Manifesto for the Netherlands

Crossroads for Planet of the Humans – by William Rees


World Population Balance


Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

Herman Daly 

Transition Network

Transition U.S.

Common Future (formerly Business Alliance of Local Living Economies)

Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Doughnut Economics Action Lab

Take Back Your Time

The Simplicity Collective


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