How much humanity can the earth take? Wed, 24th November 2021, 8:00 pm Our biosphere between evolution and overpopulation Geist Heidelberg, In dialogue The world’s population is growing rapidly. In 2020, there will be around 7.8 billion people on the planet, 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 handle? But how can the world population be measured quantitatively and qualitatively? Does humanity have to shrink for species to survive? With: 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 framework of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg The event will take place at DAI Heidelberg and in parallel on dai HOME Livestream. With our digital subscriptions you have unlimited access to the new dai HOME with all livestreams and recordings of past events. Members of the DAI Circle of Friends enjoy the dai HOME free of charge. Please send us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org you have not received any information about the dai HOME yet.