The way our world uses energy, food and water is, in effect, one massive bet against the clock. At the Aspen Ideas Festival, leading thinkers and innovators proposed solutions to our global population issues.
Just as it has been the solution to our resource challenges of the past, only innovation will allow us to meet the sustainability challenges of the future.
Day Six at the Aspen Ideas Festival: world leaders in the fields of reproduction and women's health gathered in a panel to discuss 'The Politics of Sex.'
Day Five at the Aspen Ideas Festival: the key to solving our global water problems will be harnessing the political will to fix the problems and iniquities in water distribution systems.
Day Four at the Aspen Ideas Festival: how alternative transportation is driving 'smart urbanization.'
Day Three at the Aspen Ideas Festival: feeding the world's soon-to-be nine billion will require innovative solutions from global energy supplies.
Day Two at the Aspen Ideas Festival: panelists discussed how personal interaction can reveal innovative solutions to our population problems.
Day One at the Aspen Ideas Festival: exploring the "Rational Middle" -- and how we can stay there in the natural gas debate.
Ensuring that our planet's seven billion denizens have access to food, fresh water, housing, and transportation is a major challenge, likely to become only more daunting as the population expands.
New technologies and ideas haven't just made life on a planet of seven billion easier--they've made it possible. Join us over the next few weeks as we tackle the global population challenge and the potential solutions that will accelerate us into the future.