College instructor to hold talk on world population |

College instructor to hold talk on world population

Sierra College ecology instructor Gerri Stout will tackle questions of population growth and the Earth’s carrying capacity in a talk in Nevada City Sunday.

“How much room is left? I think we’ve exceeded it,” Stout said Friday. “The good news is, the growth rate has definitely slowed down in the past decade or so.”

Stout said she’s also concerned about what she calls “consumption overpopulation,” in which residents of wealthy countries over-consume natural resources.

The talk will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library, 80 Helling Way. It’s sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Deep Ecology Institute, a Nevada County-based nonprofit group.

Cost is $10 or $7 for seniors, students and members. For information, call 265-6649.

– Tim Omarzu

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