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Population 101 - An introduction to global population dynamics

Wed 2 Mar 2011, 8pm University Arms, 197 Brook Hill S3 7HG

A talk open to the public, organised by the Sheffield Humanist Society, all welcome, introducing Mike Freedman, director of the documentary Critical Mass. The world population is projected to rise from today's 6.8 billion to 9.15 billion in 2050. Mike Freedman will look at the converging environmental crises of the 21st century: population, economics, consumption, food production, water distribution and social behaviourGlobal population growth is a key factor in environmental sustainability alongside consumption and technology but it is rarely if ever acknowledged; why is this? A look at the problems it causes and discussion of how through voluntary means such as improved reproductive healthcare, female empowerment, sex education and socio-economic development, a truly sustainable society can be achieved.University Arms, 197 Brook Hill, Sheffield, S3 7HG is near Sheffield University tram stop, or by bus: 51 & 52 best; 94 & 95 close

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