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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) presented a report to the United Nations last week stating that up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction with devastating implications for human survival. IPBES Chair Sir Robert Watson, said: “We have been telling the world we have…

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The Red Pill or The Blue Pill?

In the movie, The Matrix, Keanu Reeves’ character, Neo, observes his current life and senses foreboding, a palpable feeling that something else is unfolding around him to which he and everyone else is oblivious.  Later, he is contacted by those that “know” and he is offered the choice between gaining knowledge and freedom by understanding…

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Two Years, 250 Hours of Footage and 50,000 Miles Later

What’s Next?   Two years ago, I embarked on a mission to produce a feature length documentary about mankind’s impact on planet Earth.  At the time, I felt humanity was sleepwalking into a disaster of epic proportions for us and all of earth’s creatures.  Diving with marine biologists in Japan, spending a day with an oyster…

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