8 billion humans: How population growth and climate change are connected as the 'Anthropocene engine' transforms the planet

Logo "The Conversation"As the global population nears 8 billion people, Visiting Scholar Manfred Laubichler talks about the "Anthropocene engine." The model describes a socio-economic feedback cycle that leads to exponential growth. Various social phenomena like the Black Death or the collapse of the Mayan Empire can be described by the "Anthropocene engine." Laubichler sees ways to reset that cycle. His article was published in The Conversation.