Video - Professor Al Bartlett on population and energy, zero population growth, and the population taboo at the 2009 ASPO-USA conference on peak oil - page 1
The following videos are from a panel discussion with Professor Al Bartlett and former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm at the October 2009 ASPO-USA Denver, Colorado symposium on peak oil.
Al Bartlett's initial involvement with population and energy
Prof. Al Bartlett discusses his initial involvement with population and energy issues and the events that led him to developing his famous presentation on exponential growth and overpopulation.
Al Bartlett on energy consumption versus population
Prof. Al Bartlett discusses his perspective on energy consumption versus population growth. Unending population growth is the root cause of our increasing demand for energy.
Dick Lamm on the population taboo
Former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm discusses the taboo on the issue of overpopulation. Two reasons for the taboo are are abortion and the fact that business benefits from cheap illegal alien labor. Mass immigration is the root cause of unending population growth in the United States.
Al Bartlett on the population taboo and ZPG
Prof. Al Bartlett discusses the taboo on the issue of overpopulation. He discusses how the organization Zero Population Growth (now Population Connection) virtually abandoned the issue of US population stabilization at about the time that the Sierra Club abandoned the immigration - population connection (see www.SUSPS.org.) Mass immigration is the root cause of unending population growth in the United States, yet the taboo prevents discussion of the issue.
Videos reproduced with permission of ASPO-USA.