Overpopulation: The Human Asteroid?

CRN: 
9999
Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 2018
Times: 
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
A. Clark Peters
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

We will review population trends and the implications for our planet and its species. From a global perspective, our presence impacts almost everything: climate, air, fresh water, oceans, soil, forests, many ecosystems and habitats of other species. So why does overpopulation get little or no attention from the media, world leaders and people in general? Perhaps with awareness raised, both locally and beyond, the world can be apprised of this (literally) growing issue. Recommended texts: Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman, ISBN-13: 978-031609774; Inferno by Dan Brown, ISBN-13: 978-1400079155. Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation by Karen I. Shragg, ISBN-13: 978-0988493834.

Course Outline

A. Clark Peters (clarkandleslie@earthlink.net) has a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University. He was a lieutenant, junior grade, in the United States Naval Reserve and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Clark had a successful business career that led to early retirement and his pursuit of several passions including science, human health, philosophy and most recently, over-population.