“Men in Nigeria want nine children; their wives want seven.”
Kudos to L.A. Times reporter Ken Weiss for continuing the dialogue about the “causes and consequences of population growth.”
Weiss penned a series of articles on the topic, which I previously recommended as a “must read.” If you haven’t yet read his very insightful writing on this issue, the series, “Beyond 7 Billion,” is still available online.
He added to the discussion this past week by moderating a discussion about food scarcity, climate change and overpopulation with several experts. In the wide ranging conversation, they talk about child brides, empowering and educating women, population doubling, “avoiding cultural imperialism,” angry young men and the urge to blow things up, harnessing the power of mass media for positive change and “what women want.”
There are a few sections in the video that aren’t as clear to hear as others, but stick with it … lots of good information here!