RSA President’s Lecture 2011: People and Planet

10th Mar 2011; 18:00

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Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough presents the 2011 RSA President’s Lecture.

The dangers facing the earth’s ecosystems are well known and the subject of great concern at all levels. Climate change is high on the list. But there is an underlying and associated cause – population growth.

Indeed, in Sir David Attenborough's view, there is no major problem facing our planet that would not be easier to solve if there were fewer people and no problem that does not become harder – and ultimately impossible to solve – with ever more. And yet there seems to be a taboo on bringing the subject into the open.

Chaired by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT

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