Crowded Planet: A Discussion with Alan Weisman & Guests, October 22

Over the course of the past one hundred years, we humans have grown in population at a rate rarely seen outside of a petri dish. Alan Weisman, author of the best-selling The World Without Us, spent two years traveling to twenty nations to investigate what this population explosion means for our species and others—and, most importantly, what we can do about it. (Weisman is interviewed in the September/October 2013 issue of Orion about the resulting book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?)

On October 22, at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific, join Weisman and guests Hania Zlotnik and Malcom Potts for a free live discussion about the future of human population on Earth. Zlotnik is a former director of the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Potts is a British obstetrician, professor, and author of Sex and War: How Biology Explains War and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World.

The event is free to join, will be moderated by Orion staff, and is open to all readers and friends. Register here.

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