On TV: Our Planet 7 Billion and Counting
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!
- Exploring the Rational Middle: How Do We Stay There in the Natural Gas Debate?
- “Rivers of Ice”: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya
- The Population Challenge
- The Geography of Progress: What Do Cities Look Like in a World of Seven Billion?
- How Will We Feed Nine Billion of Us?
- CEO Series: The Role of Business in Addressing the Nine Billion
- The Earth in 2050: What Is the Stress Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water?
- Bella Gaia Beautiful Earth Performance
- Advice to the Megacity
- Can We Design Our Way Out of Poverty?
- How Can We Create Smart Transportation?
- Is Water the Next Global Security Threat?
- The Politics of Sex
- How Do We See the World?
- Chasing Ice - A post-screening discussion
- What Will Fuel the Automobile of the Future?
- Sustainability Redux: Radical Changemakers