The Overpopulation Podcast
About This Show
Overpopulation is the main driver of resource depletion, dire poverty, climate change, and species extinction. The good news: overpopulation is solvable humanely through dramatically reducing birthrates. In this show we'll make the connections between overpopulation and the many vexing issues of the day. And we'll promote smaller families to achieve a sustainable population and create a more resilient future.
Most Recent Episode
Tap Dancing Around Overpopulation
Is discussing overpopulation politically incorrect? Science tells us there are more people on the planet today than the Earth can sustainably support. Is avoiding the subject the best way to solve the problem? The World Population Balance team tackles these questions in response to a column by journalist David Roberts explaining why he avoids the subject (see https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/26/16356524/the-population-question).
Plus: What do hurricanes Harvey and Irma have to do with overpopulation. And good news on the teen pregnancy front. A rousing discussion with Dave Gardner, Carolyn VandenDolder, Alan Ware and Joan Philips of World Population Balance. Learn more at http://www.worldpopulationbalance.org.
One Planet, One Child video: https://youtu.be/ANPaAHhfNck