Marxism 2010: Are Population Controls a Solution to Climate Change?

May 31, 2010

Part of Marxism 2010, a weekend of ideas, discussion and debate.
1:30pm, Saturday the 5th of June
Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St

The idea that the planet will soon reach, or has already reached, the limit on how many people it can sustain is one that is gaining credibility in the environmental movment. Before the last election the Green Party released a population policy arguing that New Zealand’s upper limit for population is 5.7 million, but is this correct? And what does this mean for immigration? This debate will touch on these and other issues relating to population and the environment. Byron Clark is a long time Workers Party activist and has previously studied environmental sociology, he will be arguing New Zealand can sustain a much higher population. Local activist John Robinson will be arguing in favour of a capped population.


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