This book talk is part of the Hay Festival 2014
Speaker: Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School, Editor of Is the planet full? and Author of the chapter Governance Matters Most
Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world’s population by the middle of this century? The Oxford Professor of Globalization and Development examines the intended and unintended consequences of population and economic growth.
Please note this is a ticketed event and the tickets for this event are £6.50 and available from the Festival website: https://www.hayfestival.com/p-7966-ian-goldin.aspx
About the Book
Is the planet full?
What are the impacts of population growth? Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century?
While it is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, might there be unexplored benefits of increasing numbers of people in the world? How can we both consider and harness the potential benefits brought by a healthier, wealthier and larger population? May more people mean more scientists to discover how our world works, more inventors and thinkers to help solve the world's problems, more skilled people to put these ideas into practice?
In this book, leading academics with a wide range of expertise in demography, philosophy, biology, climate science, economics and environmental sustainability explore the contexts, costs and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social and environmental systems.