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Free Documentary: Caring for 7 Billion

Date:
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Time:
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Jane Bark
Location Details:
Niles Discovery Church
255 H Street at 3rd
Fremont CA 94536

Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. In 2011 the world population reached 7 billion, a startling seven-fold increase since the first billion occurred 200 years ago.

Population was once at the top of the international agenda, dominating the first Earth Day and the subject of best-selling books like “The Population Bomb”. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic–religion, economics, family planning and gender inequality. Yet it is an issue we cannot afford to ignore.

Discussion will be led by environmentalist Dr. Paul Rea.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Apr 8, 2012 6:17PM
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