THINK Seminar ahead of Too Many Humans? Should we stop having kids? debate

  • Wed 12 Feb 20

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Tessa Thomas

Should we stop having kids?

Ahead of the Too many humans? Should we stop having kids? debate, come along and join the seminar led by THINK convenor Dr Ellisif Wasmuth. This seminar will give you the opportunity to discuss the topic and prepare your questions for the big debate on Wednesday 19 February.

The facts

There were 1.6 billion people on the planet in 1900. Today, there are more than 7.7 billion and we’re predicted to grow to almost 10 billion by 2050. 

What does this mean for us?

While life expectancy and poverty levels have improved over the last 100 years, many are convinced population growth is incompatible with human prosperity.

Not having children is said to be the most effective way to reduce environmental impact. As a result, people across the world are going on birth strikes - choosing not to have children until governments take action on climate change.

What do you think?

If having children is ‘the most destructive thing a person can do to the environment’ is birth striking the solution?

This seminar is part of the THINK Series of debates.

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