Green Book Club meeting: Discussing population
  • Room 003, Babbage Building (This room has disabled access - if the ground floor door is locked, please ring 01752 588400.)

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This Plymouth Green Book Club meeting will be discussing population with two guest experts.

  • Peter Brooks, a former CEO, will represent the views expressed in Ten Billion by Stephen Emmot, Head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.
  • Peter Brown FRCS will represent the views in Sparing Nature - the conflict between human population growth and Earth’s biodiversity by Jeffrey Kevin McKee.
  • Points from Fred Pearce's book Peoplequake will also be discussed.

"Every year, the Global Footprint Network calculates Earth Overshoot Day: the day when humanity’s use of ecological resources exceeds what the earth can regenerate that year. This year Earth Overshoot Day is on the 8th of August, the earliest it has ever been." (Extract from a mailing sent by Population Matters, the organisation which campaigns on population issues. Its president is Sir David Attenborough.)    

All are welcome to this free event and it is not essential to have read any or all of the books. Contact Alan Ramage for further information (email:

An initiative of Devon Development Education, Plymouth Green Book Club is supported by Plymouth University.

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