Imagine a World with Too Much Wood

Dr. Jeff Vincent
Stanback Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment, Clarence F. Korstian Professor of Forest Economics and Management, MF Program Co-Chair, Duke University
Date:  September 28, 2017, 4:40-5:55 pm, EH1112

The ability of the planet to support a growing human population and an expanding economy has been questioned for more than 200 years. Is it possible to manage the planet’s natural resources in a sustainable way? Guess what: we’re already doing this in the case of one important resource, wood. Dr. Vincent’s lecture explains how this overlooked success was achieved and the challenges associated with maintaining it. A hint: if we want to conserve forests, then organic agriculture, recycling, and solar energy might not be so environmentally friendly after all.

Full lecture video (65 mins)

 

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