Planetary Overpopulation – Science Express

Futures Researcher Dr John Robinson discusses the effects of overpopulation. He explores how problems such as peak oil, climate change, and species extinction are created and perpetuated by continued population growth.

He reviews international efforts to slow the effects of population growth and summarises the forecast for a potentially catastrophic ‘perfect storm’ around the year 2030.

Recorded in August 2014 as part of Te Papa’s Science Express programme.

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