Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Why is population control so controversial?

On the next Your Call, we'll rebroadcast our show about what it will take to have a substantive conversation about the growing population. There are almost 7 billion people on the planet; there could be 9 billion by 2050. What are the primary concerns with population growth? How have perceptions of population control changed? How do racism, classism, and resource inequalities factor into the controversies over population control? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb

William Ryerson, president of the Population Media Center

Martha Campbell, president of Venture Strategies for Health and Development and global health lecturer in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley

lick to Listen: Why is population control so controversial?