New episode of the SPHERE-podcast
Paul Ehrlich on Environment, Population and a Lifetime Journey through Science and Politics
Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 bestseller The Population Bomb, which generated an enormous amount of concern, controversy and criticism for its neo-Malthusian predictions of famine and mass death, is considered a milestone in the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The Stanford biologist has ever since remained in the spotlight as a public scientist and institution builder, and now, 55 years after The Population Bomb, has finally published his memoirs, Life: A Journey Through Science and Politics, on Yale University Press. In this episode of the SPHERE podcast, Prof. Ehrlich shares personal experiences and reflects on some of the central scientific and political issues of his long career engaged with questions related to environment and governance.