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Joel E. Cohen - How Many People Can the Earth Support?

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Uploaded on Nov 22, 2010

"It's very hard to put a number on a quantity that depends on future events, processes we don't understand, and values that may change over time," said Joel E. Cohen of the Rockefeller University in this interview with ECSP. "That doesn't mean we have no problems and it doesn't mean there's nothing we can do."

There are three schools of thought or proposed "panaceas," when it comes to balancing natural resources and population, said Cohen: a bigger pie (new technology to increase productivity), fewer forks (reduced consumption), and better manners (reduced irrational market inequities and better governance).

Read the full post on The New Security Beat: http://newsecuritybeat.blogspot.com/2...

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