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Talks @ Pulitzer: Ken Weiss on Rapid Population Growth and Hunger

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September 25, 2013 | 5:30 PM EDT TO 7:00 PM EDT
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Image by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times. Egypt, 2011.
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The largest generation in history is entering its prime childbearing years, poised to add 2 billion...

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The world's population is expected to grow to 9.6 billion by 2050. Image by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times. Egypt, 2011.

Join us on September 25 for our next Talks @ Pulitzer featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kenneth R. Weiss, whose project "Beyond 7 Billion" focuses on the world's rapid population growth.

The Earth contains more than 7 billion people, and UN estimates put the world's population at 9.6 billion by mid-century. Already nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry while at least 8 million die from hunger-related illnesses per year.

If the rapid population growth occurs as projected, living conditions will become bleaker. Water, food and land will become more scarce and hunger will spread.

Weiss spent the last decade writing about science, environment and public health for the Los Angeles Times. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and many other awards for his work as the lead writer on a five-part series Altered Oceans.

We'll start the evening with a light reception at 5:30 pm, followed by remarks at 6 pm.
Space is limited so reserve your seat today: rsvp@pulitzercenter.org—specify in subject line: "September 25 Talks @ Pulitzer Center Event."

Wednesday, September 25
5:30-7 pm
Pulitzer Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
Closest Metro: Dupont Circle

Can't make it in person? We will be livestreaming the discussing using Google Hangout. The Hangout video feed will be embedded on this page at 6pm on Wednesday, September 25th. Watch and tweet your comments and questions to @pulitzercenter with the hashtag #PClive.

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