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While many people choose not to eat meat, for those who do, it may be time to switch to a much greener option – eating insects.
Toward the end of 2011, the seventh billion person in the world was born. Our rapidly expanding population is putting phenomenal pressure on Earth - we take a look at the seven major challenges we are facing for the future.
By the end of this week, the world’s population will reach seven billion. Dick Smith confronts the staggering part Australia has played and are yet to as a wealthy Western nation.
As the world population hits seven billion, it raises questions about the impact of population on the environment. Is it about population, or is it about lifestyle choices?
Dr Vandana Shiva is an Indian physicist, noted environmentalist, eco-feminist and human rights activist. Vandana’s work highlights the fundamental connection between human rights and the protection of the environment. Governments worldwide seek her counsel on sustainable development as she offers solutions to critical problems posed by globalisation and climate change in poverty-stricken nations. Her latest book, Soil Not Oil, identifies the ecologically sound and socially just ways to protect a fragile planet.
Join Vandana before she accepts the 2010 City of Sydney Peace Prize, which will be awarded by the Sydney Peace Foundation the following day. The evening will end with Aboriginal soprano Deborah Cheetham singing a tribute to peace and to Vandana.
Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.
Cost: Adult $30, Concession $25.
Click here to buy tickets.
The Earth clock is a startling representation of everything that is happening in the world right now. And it's strangely mesmerising.