"Ripening The Time For Change"

Professor Ehrlich takes a fresh look at the global problems of overpopulation, overconsumption, and political and economic inequity. Speech Perth Australia, Nov 26th 2007


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Ehrlich has been a household name since the publication of his 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb, which alerted the public to the problems of overpopulation. His most recent book is One with Nineveh. Coauthored with his wife, Anne Ehrlich, the book takes a fresh look at the global problems of overpopulation, overconsumption, and political and economic inequity. The Ehrlichs compare modern civilization to ancient Nineveh, capital of the Assyrian empire, where the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources led to a sudden collapse.

Ehrlich is an eminent biologist known for his long-term studies of the structure, dynamics, and genetics of natural butterfly populations. His research spans major issues in environmental science and its implications for society and policy. A central focus of his research group is on ways in which human-disturbed landscapes can be made more hospitable to biodiversity.

A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Ehrlich is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. His many awards and honors include a MacArthur Prize Fellowship and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. from: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://currents.ucsc.edu/05-06/art/ehrlich.06-02-27.jpg&imgrefurl=http://currents.ucsc.edu/05-06/02-27/ehrlich.asp&h=231&w=170&sz=20&hl=en&start=11&um=1&tbnid=xfbHh1ZEZTAwBM:&tbnh=108&tbnw=79&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpaul%2BEHRLICH%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN%26as_qdr%3Dall