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Posts Tagged ‘webinars’

Accusation of Eugenics Persists

I’m continuing today to share leftover questions from the GrowthBusters webinar, Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption. I’m including responses later provided by our panelists, Paul Ehrlich and Madeleine Somerville. Find more information about the panelists, plus the first 3 questions and answers here.

4. Karen Pitts asked Paul Ehrlich: “Paul Ehrlich, how much money do we need each year to meet the worldwide unmet need for contraception? How much are we spending?”

Paul Ehrlich:  Haven’t time to look up, but it would be a trivial bit of the U.S. arms budget.


5. Brian Sanderson asked: “Wouldn’t you also consider poverty as an indicator of overpopulation/overshoot?    Aggressive warfare, also…   Mass migrations, also…” . . .

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Roles of Population and Consumption in Overshoot

The second in the GrowthBusters webinar series, Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption, went by too quickly. At the end of the hour there were 26 questions we hadn’t had a chance to address. Our panelists, Paul Ehrlich and Madeleine Somerville, were kind enough to provide written responses to these. I will share these here on the GrowthBusters blog over the next several days.

I recommend you subscribe to the blog now to make sure you don’t miss any of these. See the subscription box to the right. Subscribing will also ensure you get notice of the next webinar in the series. While I’ll post nearly every day to get through these questions, normally the blog posts are pretty sparse (subscribing won’t clutter your inbox in 2017). If you’re a GrowthBusters member, you will get webinar invitations regardless. . . .

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Cattle in feedlot, storks carrying babies

Free Webinar to Settle Controversy on Overshoot

One of the three podcasts I host is called The Overpopulation Podcast, a project of World Population Balance. One episode this year featured a conversation with author Laura Carroll about making the choice to be childfree. One listener emailed this comment:

“Dear Dave, It’s not population as population is leveling off. It’s consumption, consumption, consumption.”

I’m writing about this today because this is a fairly common occurrence. That’s one of the reasons I’m hosting a free webinar this week:

Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption?

Solving Overpopulation Webinar

I suspect most people think they know the answer to that question. I think I do. So I doubt many will attend hoping to actually find out the answer. I think most who attend will be there to make sure someone doesn’t offer the WRONG answer. Interestingly, there are differing opinions on what the correct answer is. . . .

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Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption?

Solving Overpopulation Webinar

FREE WEBINAR – click to register

Wednesday, December 14       9-10 pm U.S. Eastern Time

The evidence is clear: the scale of the human enterprise has outgrown our planet. We need to scale back in order for the children of the world to have a chance to live decent lives. But what is it that we need to scale back? Do we need to dramatically contract our population, or drastically shrink our consumption?

– Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich (author of The Population Bomb)
– Columnist/Blogger Madeleine Somerville (author of All You Need Is Less: A Guilt-Free Guide to Eco-Friendly Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity)
– Filmmaker Dave Gardner (director of GrowthBusters)

Register Here for This Free Webinar. Registrants will receive a link to view a replay of the webinar.

Stay for up to an extra hour at the end of this webinar to discuss the future of this webinar series and steps the GrowthBusters community might take to accelerate recovery from growth addiction.


Co-sponsored by MAHB . . .

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Webinar – Joy of a Steady State Economy

Webinar: Joy of a Steady State Economy

Webinar: Joy of a Steady State Economy

Register here for this webinar

Did you know current economic objectives are “pulling the rug” out from under our children’s future? What kind of economy will be sustainable in the 21st century? Join Brian Czech, author of Supply Shock and founder of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, for a conversation about the need for a steady state economy, what a steady state economy is, the benefits, and how we get there. Each webinar is one hour and 15 minutes. Registrants receive a link to view a replay in case they miss the webinar. This is a two-part series. Registration gets you into both webinars:

  • Basic Webinar – February 15, 2017 at 9 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
  • Advanced, In-Depth, Followup Discussion – February 22, 2017 at 9 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time


For a Limited Time, Non-Members Register Free . . .

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