For half a century statisticians, pundits and politicians have warned that a burgeoning planetary population will soon overwhelm the earth’s resources. But a growing number of experts are sounding a different kind of alarm. Rather than growing exponentially, they argue, the global population is headed for a steep decline.
In Empty Planet, authors Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson draw on a wealth of research and first hand reporting to illustrate the real and dramatic consequences of global depopulation including worker shortages, a weakened economy and crippling demands on healthcare and social security. Rigorously researched and deeply compelling, Empty Planet offers a vision of a future that we can no longer prevent — but one that we can shape, if we choose.
When: Monday, February 4, 2019, 6-8pm
Where: Ben McNally Books
366 Bay St.
When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: 50 Sussex Drive