Episode 64: "World Population Day: More Humanity, Fewer Humans"

Episode 64: "World Population Day: More Humanity, Fewer Humans"

Population Institute Canada’s Madeline Weld has a sustainable vision for Canada. Growth boosters and the media’s assumption that growth is good top the list of topics in this conversation with Weld, president of Population Institute Canada. We get her thoughts about U.N. messaging and action on World Population Day (July 11).

On the Canadian front, the Century Initiative in Canada is calling for the nation to nearly triple its 38 million population to 100 million by century’s end. We discuss the myth that Canada has plenty of room for a much larger population, and the many reasons further population growth and “development” in Canada diminishes biodiversity, ecosystem health and quality of life. Weld also acquaints us with the history and advocacy work of Population Institute Canada.