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Wed, 26 Apr


Online event

Population Online Reading Group

Population Online Reading Group
Population Online Reading Group

Time & Location

26 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 20:30

Online event


Interested in exploring the myth of overpopulation? Join Myco for an online reading group discussion session examining how population became a “green issue”, what impact this has on human rights and on the environmental movement.  This is a one-off session and not part of a longer programme, although if it goes well we might run other similar events in the future!

Questions and topics will be guided by the readings but everyone should be able to contribute regardless of whether you’ve done them or not. We want to emphasize accessible and collaborative learning, which is why we have ensured that there are multiple different forms of media and not just academic texts.

Reading List (do as few/many as you'd like!)

  1. Podcast: Hobbes, M. and Shamshiri, P / If Books Could Kill (2022) The Population Bomb  [Podcast] Dec 2022 Available:
  2. Video: Hakim (2020) Overpopulation is a Capitalist Lie. Available:
  3. Academic Article: Fletcher, R. and Breitling, J. (2014) Barbarian Hordes: The overpopulation scapegoat in international development discourse Third World Quarterly 35(7):1195-1215
  4. Journalistic Article: Demsas, J. (no date) The People Who Hate People [online] Available:


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