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Meeting the Needs of 10 Billion People -- Workshop Sept. 30 & Oct. 1

 

The world’s population is projected to reach 10 billion by the end of century, putting an even bigger strain on the planet’s limited natural resources. At this National Research Council workshop, researchers will discuss what is needed to achieve sustainability for a larger human population and examine key issues such as  population size, distribution, growth, and aging; land and water use; and the effects of climate change on resource availability. Speakers will include Branko Milanovic, lead economist in the World Bank research group, and John Casti, author of X Events: Complexity Overload and the Collapse of Everything.

 

DETAILS:

The workshop will take place on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Room 120 of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W, Washington, D.C. For a complete agenda or to register for the workshop, visit http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BECS/DBASSE_084154.

 

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