Science Express: Planetary Overpopulation
Thu 7 Aug 2014,
Level 4 Espresso
Futures Researcher Dr John Robinson discusses the effects of overpopulation. He explores how problems such as peak oil, climate change, and species extinction are created and perpetuated by continued population growth.
He reviews international efforts to slow the effects of population growth and summarises the forecast for a potentially catastrophic ‘perfect storm’ around the year 2030.
Dr John Robinson
Dr Robinson holds a BSc, MSc (mathematics), and Dip Hons (physics) from Auckland University as well as a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His career has extended more than 40 years as a scientist and futures scholar.