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Moving Mountains Symposium: Population (Morning Session)

Date: May 25, 2012
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Opening Statement

Presentation

A longtime NPR reporter and host of the film series Interviews 50 Cents, Alex Chadwick will emcee the morning programming.

In Person:
  • Alex Chadwick
  • What will happen when the population bomb explodes?

    Presentation

    Author of the prescient and hugely influential 1968 book The Population Bomb, Paul Ehrlich is a Stanford professor and has long been a leading voice on the issue of population.

    In Person:
  • Paul Ehrlich
  • How do we enhance the most important factors that reduce fertility rates: girls’ education and women’s empowerment?

    Presentation

    A former deputy director of the UN Population Fund, Purnima Mane is president and CEO of Pathfinder International, a public health organization that focuses on family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and women’s and girl’s empowerment.

    In Person:
  • Purnima Mane
  • What does the Anthropocene Age mean for the rest of the earthlings?

    Presentation

    Don Weeden is the executive director of the Weeden Foundation, which focuses on preserving international and national biodiversity. Weeden has had a long career with International Planned Parenthood, Columbia University and other organizations in programs to increase access to family planning services around the world.

    In Person:
  • Don Weeden
  • Case Study: The Tenth Parallel

    Presentation

    The Tenth Parallel is the horizontal band that rings the earth 700 miles north of the equator and has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. Climate change is particularly impactful on this ecologically sensitive region. Christianity and Islam have shared a tumultuous history here for 1,500 years. What will happen in the tense Tenth Parallel as it continues to grow and heat up?

    An award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, Eliza Griswold latest book is The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam.

    In Person:
  • Eliza Griswold
  • With the arrival of “peak oil” and the onset of increasingly stressed natural resources, can our global economy continue to grow?

    Presentation

    A senior fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute and author of 10 books, including most recently The End of Growth, Richard Heinberg is a journalist who has written extensively about the issue of peak oil.

    In Person:
  • Richard Heinberg