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CSER Public Lecture Series - Prof Paul Ehrlich

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Title: POPULATION , ENVIRONMENT, EXTINCTION AND ETHICS

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk is delighted that Prof Ehrlich has accepted our invitation to hold the Blavatnik Public Lecture in May.

Prof Ehrlich received early inspiration to study ecology. When in his high school years he read William Vogt’s Road to Surivival, an early study of the problem of rapid population growth and food production. He graduated in zoology from the University of Pennsylvania and took MA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kansas. He became a full professor of biology at Stanford University and Bing professor of population studies from 1976. Though much of his research was done in the field of entomology, Ehrlich’s overriding concern became unchecked population growth. He was concerned that humanity treat the Earth as a spaceship with limited resources and a heavily burdened life-support system; otherwise, he feared, “mankind will breed itself into oblivion.” He published a distillation of his many articles and lectures on the subject in The Population Bomb (1968) and wrote hundreds of papers and articles on the subject.

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