AIF Blog

On TV: Our Planet 7 Billion and Counting

Oct 30, 2012
CATEGORY: Environment, World

Tonight’s episode of The Aspen Institute Presents explores the global challenges of population growth. As we approach 9 billion people, we will need more food produced in the next 40 years than we have produced in the past 8,000. With nearly 900 million people in the world currently lacking adequate access to clean water, water scarcity is an escalating concern and will likely become the next flashpoint for conflict. And what should we do about our disappearing glaciers?

Our Planet: 7 Billion and Counting investigates our need to address these problems...now.

Interested in all of the full sessions from the Our Planet track at the Festival? Watch them here on our website or download the full track on iTunes U. Also read more about the show and upcoming episodes here.

Following is the complete list of sessions for the Our Planet: 7 Billion and Counting track at the Festival. Watch and listen here on our site!