How much humanity can the earth take?

  • Our biosphere between evolution and overpopulation
  • Geist Heidelberg, In dialogue

The world population is growing rapidly. In 2020, there will be around 7.8 billion people on earth, and the trend is rising. This means that the demand for living space and raw materials is also increasing – negative effects on ecosystems and biodiversity have already been noticeable for a long time. How many people can the Earth take? But how can the world population be measured quantitatively and qualitatively? Does humanity have to shrink for species to survive?

Prof. Dr. Matthias Glaubrecht, evolutionary biologist and biodiversity researcher, University of Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Eckhart Voland, biologist and biophilosopher, University of Gießen
Catherina Hinz, population expert and director of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development

Moderation: Dr. Daniel Lingenhöhl, Editor-in-Chief Spektrum der Wissenschaft

In cooperation with Spektrum der Wissenschaft.
In the context of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

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