Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium
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Keynote: Joel E. Cohen, Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of Populations, Rockefeller University; Professor of Populations, Columbia University Moderator: Matthew Bishop, US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist Panelists: Ruth S. DeFries, Denning Professor of Sustainable Development; Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Jean-Marie Guehenno, Arnold Saltzman Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs; Upmanu Lall, Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor; Director, Columbia Water Center; Klaus Lackner, Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy; Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
The Earth Institute, Columbia University presents, "The World at 7 Billion: Sustaining our Future" an exploration of the environmental and social consequences caused by rapid population growth. This year we reach another milestone in global population growth, 7 billion inhabitants of Earth. It has only taken us 12 years to add an additional 1 billion people to the planet. This kind of rapid population growth puts strains on environmental, political, and financial resources.
Joel Cohen, keynote for this event, is a leading expert in this field. His book, "How Many People Can the Earth Support?" has presented a cutting-edge response to this important question.
A panel of experts will be moderated by Matthew Bishop, US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist with panelists:
This event is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
Webcast available. Watch this event LIVE at www.earth.columbia.edu/7billion
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Sponsors: Earth Institute