WORLD POPULATION DAY – Why It Matters

World Population Day (WPD), established by the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, falls on 11 July every year and focuses attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. Regardless of your personal views concerning population, hopefully most of us can agree that the empowerment of women, choice and agency in regards to family…

The Power of We with Terry Spahr & Mike Nowack

The Earth tells us it’s in trouble in a number of ways — things like changing disease vectors that are really surprising and harmful, food and water insecurity, and mass starvation. Why are we increasingly experiencing things that are hard for humans to recover from? In a brief, insightful interview with Earth Overshoot Founder Terry Spahr, WGCO Chicago’s…

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…