Science behind the headlines: Beyond seven billion
As the human population swells to over seven billion, are we in danger of permanently depleting the Earth’s resources? What does the future hold for humans as a species?
At our first Science behind the headlines event, Paul Willis hosted a discussion on the science of population growth. He talked with some of Australia’s leading experts in the field and to the media to discuss ways this information can be relayed to the public. Tom Bourne, Barney Foran, Graeme Hugo, Clare Peddie, Udoy Saikia and Tory Shepherd answered your questions.
Read the article, the world at seven billion – what’s your number? BBC World
View the complete recordings from the event