The Morning Edge 02/22/13
Guest: Jerry Karnas, Director, Campaign on Human Population Growth, Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity is the world’s only environmental group working full-time to raise awareness about the link between booming human population growth and wildlife extinctions happening around the world. CBD notes that “Unsustainable human population growth and overconsumption are the root causes of environmental destruction. They’re driving species extinct, destroying wildlife habitat, and undermining the basic needs of all life at an unprecedented rate. It has to stop.” One example of the group’s work is that over the several years they have given away more than ½ million Endangered Species Condoms -- colorfully packaged condoms designed to get conversations started about how unsustainable population growth is crowding out other forms of life — and reducing the quality of our own. Jerry Karnas directs CBD's Campaign on Human Population Growth. He graduated from Swarthmore College with majors in political science and environmental studies. Before joining the CBD he led campaigns in Florida on climate change, clean energy, manatees, Everglades restoration and oil drilling; he also advised clean-energy companies and political candidates. He was a climate advisor to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and in 2008 won an Emmy Award for best public service announcement for the "Faces of Climate Change" campaign. For more information, please visit: http://www.endangeredspeciescondoms.com/
Plus: Sequestration, new tax revenue, new law for Florida nuclear plants and Augi's and Henry's Oscar picks.
Add to Playlists