Happiness, (c) TBC
Living in the Anthropocene: The Age of Humans
Washington, D.C. Premiere Published in 1972, The Limits to Growth was the first study to demonstrate that the consequences of human population growth (related rates of industrialization, pollution, food production and exploitation of resources) could have devastating effects on the earth’s ecosystem and threaten human survival. Forty years later, a review of the biography of the study’s authors seeks to answer the question as to whether the limits have been exceeded or whether there is still time for a final call. Written and directed by Enrico Cerasuolo. Produced by Massimo Arvat.
Introduced by Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, National Museum of Natural History. Panel discussion, moderated by John Kress, Director, Consortium for Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, with filmmaker Enrico Cerasuolo, Dennis Meadows, Emeritus Professor of Systems Management, University of New Hampshire and co-author of The Limits to Growth; Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland; Kristina Anderson-Teixeira, Ecologist, Leader of ForestGEO/CTFS Ecosystems & Climate Initiative, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Scott Wing, Curator of Fossil Plants, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, follows screening.
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