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“It’s less about the numbers – it’s more about the way we live’.                          Stephen Emmett 2013

birth sumi grey http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0367dzs/Start_the_Week_Population_Ten_Billion/

Hear scientist Stephen Emmett, Microsoft Lab, Cambridge, discuss the critical factors in our self-destruction with other notables on this BBC Radio 4 programme.  We are the drivers of climate change, water stress, land degradation, lack of biodiversity and food shortages. Despite birth rates falling globally in the last forty years there are more people alive – ten billion predicted for the turn of the century. How will we live?