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Stanford Report, September 30, 1998

Paul Ehrlich's lecture in Amsterdam: 9/98

Ehrlich accepts prize, gives environmental update

BY DAVID F. SALISBURY

The past decade has been critical for the environmental sciences because of developments in three major areas, according to Paul R. Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford and president of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology.


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Ehrlich reviewed what has happened in those areas ­ human population growth, impact on the biosphere, and scientific efforts to overcome the problems of achieving sustainable growth ­ in a lecture he delivered on Sept. 25 in Amsterdam.

The speech was part of the ceremonies presenting Ehrlich with the $125,000 H. P. Heineken Prize for Sciences by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In the lecture Ehrlich noted:

For a complete copy of the speech, contact the Stanford News Service at (605) 723-2558. SR