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photoFor decades science has warned that humankind is on a crash course with its life-sustaining environment. For a variety of reasons, the overwhelming majority have chosen to completely ignore those warnings. In the new book, "One with Nineveh, Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future, biologist and Stanford Professor of Population Studies Paul Ehrlich, outlines the most pressing environmental challenges and how they are related to behavior and governance. Co-authored with wife, Anne Ehrlich, Sierra Club board member, the book offers a wide array of prescriptions towards a sustainable existence. On Point looks at politics, consumption, and the human future.

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Paul Ehrlich, professor of population studies and biology at Stanford University, author of "One with Nineveh, Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future."

This program aired on May 12, 2004.

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