POPULATION

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94%VideoJan 2014

Will saving poor children lead to overpopulation?

(3:32) Swedish public health expert Hans Rosling explains a common misunderstanding about population growth - that saving the lives of poor children in developing countries will lead to population growth.

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94%AnimationNov 2011

Family Guy - If Christianity never existed

Hard-hitting comment on Christianity by Family Guy

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93%VideoMay 2012

Hans Rosling: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others?

(13:21) Swedish statistician Hans Rosling speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, reaches some surprising conclusions about global population trends.

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93%VideoMay 2010

QI - US prisons, reinventing the slave trade?

(3:38) Interesting and disturbing stuff about America's imprisoned population.

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92%VideoSep 2013

Hans Rosling on the link between population growth and climate change

(3:19) Using only a few LEGO blocks, Swedish statistician Hans Roslin describes how world population, wealth distribution and CO2 emissions are related.

91%VideoSep 2010

TED Talks - How to control global population growth

(10:16) Swedish Professor of International Health Hans Rosling puts forward a counter-intuitive argument, that decreasing child mortality rate by increasing living standards in the developing world, will reduce world population growth.

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90%VideoApr 2010

Doug Stanhope - Abortion is green

Charlie Brooker's Newswipe - Fucking will go out of style according to US stand-up Doug Stanhope

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89%AnimationDec 2010

Seven billionth person to be born in 2011

Predicting the future is never an exact science. But one thing we can be sure of is that never ending growth on a finite planet is simply impossible. The Economist presents a more positive view - although the population is hurtling towards 7 billion, growth will start to slow and settle at around 9 billion in 2050 leaving us in a crowded but more stable world.

88%VideoDec 2013

David Suzuki: Growth is ultimately suicidal

(3:27) Japanese Canadian scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki talks about the mathematical reality of population growth.

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88%VideoFeb 2014

Save the planet, or save the people - what would you do?

(1:54) That's the question - does saving lives lead to overpopulation?

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