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Are there too many people? A head-to-head debate on overpopulation

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FREE British Science Week event.

The human population has increased seven fold in just over 200 years, exceeding 7 billion in 2011. The global population is expected to continue to rise in the coming decades, with the United Nations predicting numbers to reach between 8.3 billion and 10.8 billion in 2050.

But is population growth really a problem, or is the real issue wealthy countries consuming resources at an incredible rate? Will population growth cause widespread shortages of food and energy or will technological innovations allow us to overcome this? Should we try to control the Earth’s population, and if so, how?

Event programme Chair: Professor Dame Athene Donald, Cambridge University Confirmed speakers: Fred Pearce, author and journalist on environmental issues. Fiona Pearce, Trustee, Population Matters

Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

This talk is part of the Are there too may people? A head-to-head debate on overpopulation series.

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