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Can Geo Talks presents: Empty Planet

For half a century statisticians, pundits and politicians have warned that a burgeoning planetary population will soon overwhelm the earth’s resources. But a growing number of experts are sounding a different kind of alarm. Rather than growing exponentially, they argue, the global population is headed for a steep decline.

In Empty Planet, authors Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson draw on a wealth of research and first hand reporting to illustrate the real and dramatic consequences of global depopulation including worker shortages, a weakened economy and crippling demands on healthcare and social security. Rigorously researched and deeply compelling, Empty Planet offers a vision of a future that we can no longer prevent — but one that we can shape, if we choose.

Join The Royal Canadian Geographical Society for our next Can Geo Talk events in Toronto and Ottawa.

Toronto talk
Monday, February 4, 6-8 p.m.
Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
Admission is free, but we ask that guests please register in advance

Ottawa talk
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Alex Trebek Theatre, 50 Sussex Drive
Admission is free, but we ask that guests please register in advance

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