The Overpopulation Podcast: A Conversation with Filmmaker Terry Spahr

Each year, 80 million people are added to a population that has long exceeded the Earth’s carrying capacity. Our state of ecological overshoot is severe enough that technological advancements and per-capita carbon footprint reduction alone can’t save humanity from experiencing environmental catastrophe. In this episode, Dave chats with Executive Producer Terry Spahr about his new…

Is Our Planet Too Crowded?

Terry Spahr C’88 G’95 never fancied himself a filmmaker, and even now, with his first documentary on its way to film festivals and screenings, he has no plans to continue making movies. But Spahr says his message was too vast and too vital to take any other form. That’s why, in 2016, he left his 20-year…

When Bad News Is Good

I hate bad news as much as the next person, but my spirits have been buoyed over the past few months as the mainstream media, scientific associations and long-established environmental groups have recently become more vocal in publicly recognizing unsustainable population growth as a critical driver in addressing our current catastrophic environmental degradation. I would…

A BIRD’S EYE VIEW

The number of birds in our world is declining at alarming rates. Why? According to John Kress, Senior Research Botanist and Curator of Botany at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, “…in North America, alone, three billion birds have gone missing over the last 50 years. [It is] estimated there were about 10 billion…