University Technology Sydney debate Population!

UTSpeaks: A Hypothetical Future

How will world population impact us in 50 years?

With a current world population of 6.8 billion, projected to be 9 billion by 2050, what will our lives be like in another fifty years? Our consumption is causing scarcity of resources, food production is struggling to meet demand, almost everything we do destroys delicate ecosystems and our greenhouse gas emissions keep growing. Meanwhile, we all believe in a basic human right to reproduce.

This UTSpeaks presents a diverse panel of UTS experts to speculate on a future where overpopulation may be the key force impacting every aspect of human life. Led by ABC Catalyst presenter Dr Paul Willis, you will be invited to participate in predicting what our future may hold in store.

Expert Panel
Professor Dexter Dunphy AM – Business and Sustainability
Professor Jill McKeough – Law
Professor Derek Eamus – Environmental Science
Ms Michelle Rumsey- International Health and World Health Organisation
Professor Peter Manning – News Media

Led By
Dr Paul Willis, ABC Catalyst

When
Wednesday 24th June 2009
6.00pm drinks for 6.30pm start
Concludes 8.00pm

Where
University Hall
UTS Science Building 4, 745 Harris Street Ultimo

Transport
UTS is only ten minutes walk from Central Station, Eddy Avenue and Railway Square bus stops.
Parking is available for those with a disability or special need to drive: Peter Johnson Building, Basement Car Park, 702-730 Harris St. Ultimo.

RSVP Monday 22 June 2009
Register attendance with Robert Button
Email: robert.button@uts.edu.au
Tel: 02 9514 1734

UTSPEAKS: is a free public lecture series presented by UTS experts discussing a range of important issues confronting contemporary Australia

Also, Sustainable Population Australia will be “waving the flag” at the World Environment Day “Climate Emergency March”.

World Environment Day: Peaceful Rally
Climate action groups from around Australia are taking part in a National Climate Emergency Rally, focusing on a rapid transition to renewable energy. Join the Sydney event demanding green collar jobs, not job cuts; 100 percent renewable energy by 2020 and global climate justice – with Australia taking the lead.
Date: Saturday 13 June
Time: 10am
Venue: Sydney CBD, Hickson Rd, Millers Point. The march will be through The Rocks and Circular Quay. Wear red for urgency.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.climaterally.org/sydney

(I think I’ll miss that one as I have family stuff on, but this year I hope to concentrate on the 24th October 350.org campaign.)

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