Monthly Meeting - Population Matters

Monthly Meeting - Population Matters

This month, the speaker at our group meeting David Hepper, whose talk is entitled "Malthus was Wrong: we can solve the problem of world population growth".

David is a computer scientist with a biology degree, working part-time for the British Dragonfly Society, maintaining their scientific records, and part-time for Population Matters, the charity and think-tank supported by those concerned about world population growth. In this talk he will show that population concerns fits well with Humanism but the threats from those wanting to bring on the Apocalypse or breed a Socialist utopia are equally clear. We now have the tools to steer world population to a sustainable future without frying the planet, thus avoiding the 'Malthusian Catastrophe'. But do we have the collective will to use them?

This is a challenging and important topic, but what should the humanist viewpoint be? Come along to listen and ask questions, all are welcome!
12 Feb 2019 at 7:30pm
until 12 Feb 2019 at 9:30pm
Guildford Institute
Ward Street

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