Paul Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies of the Department of Biology at Stanford University and president of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology.
In this episode, Paul and I discuss the very severe loss of biodiversity on this planet in recent decades, human civilization and its detrimental impact on animal and insect populations, abrupt climate change, the toxification of the environment, the looming spectre of nuclear war, as well as the psychological blind-spots in the individual and collective human psyche that allows for this massive level of destruction to take place without much attention and meaningful change to ensure our collective survival.
- To get more of an understanding of the work Paul does regarding these subjects, I encourage listeners to check out The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere website at https://mahb.stanford.edu
- Learn more about Paul here: https://ccb.stanford.edu/paul-r-ehrlich
- The song featured in this episode is "How's It Going To End" by Tom Waits from the album Real Gone.