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9/20/2012: Solutions to poverty, population growth, global warming [Google Plus Hang Out]

September 20, 2012 • Family Planning, Africa, United States, News

The following announcement came from Ken Weiss at The L.A. Times. It mentions a Google+ Hang-Out video chat scheduled for tonight (Thursday, Sept. 20th, 2012) involving Bill Ryerson. The chat will commence at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET.

Solutions to poverty, population growth, global warming [Google+ Hangout]

See: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/09/poverty-population-growth-global-warming.html

As experts from three continents convene this week at UC Berkeley to discuss rapid population growth, climate change and other intractable problems, The L.A. Times will hold a live online video discussion — via Google+ Hangout — Thursday at 6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT on potential solutions.

Note, the LA Times Google+ page is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+latimes/posts

Conference organizer Malcolm Potts will be joined by Dr. Ndola Prata of UC Berkeley, William Ryerson of the Population Media Center, and Fatima Adamu from Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto, Nigeria.

The L.A. Times population issues around the world in its recent five-part series on population growth in the developing world. Among other topics, the “Beyond 7 Billion” series examined chronic hunger and mass migration in East Africa — trends that Dr. Malcolm Potts believes will soon extend across the Sahel, an arid region of Africa just below the Sahara desert.

“What you’ve been seeing from Somalia is going to happen in all those countries, all the way across from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean,” said Potts, a UC Berkeley professor of public health. “You’ve just seen a fraction of what’s going to happen in the next 10 or 20 years.”

The L.A. Times invites you to join the conversation by posting comments or questions on The Times Facebook and Google Plus pages, or on Twitter using the #asklatimes hashtag.

— Kenneth R. Weiss



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