VPR Header
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Programs
Explore our latest coverage of environmental issues, climate change and more.

Responding To The Human Population's Global Impact

In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, plastic bottles and other garbage float in the river Drina near Visegrad, eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Eldar Emric
/
AP
In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, plastic bottles and other garbage float in the river Drina near Visegrad, eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina.

With an estimated one million species facing the threat of extinction driven by human activity, is now the time to think seriously about getting a handle on skyrocketing global population? We're talking about human population, its impact on the planet and what can be done.

We're joined by William Ryerson, president of the South-Burlington-based Population Media Center, and by Jon Erickson, professor of sustainability science and policy at UVM's Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources. We'll also hear from Robert Fireovid, executive director of Better (Not Bigger) Vermont.

Broadcast on Monday, May 20, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Related Content