March 20, 2012
Over the next ten years, the Earth will need to accommodate another 3 billion human beings – that’s more than the current populations of Europe, Africa, North and South America – combined.
Although some folks believe that notions of a population crisis are environmentalist propaganda (I don’t agree), this BBC documentary with David Attenborough is a shockingly well-made and beautiful portrait of life on Earth, regardless one’s position.
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October 31, 2011
Naturalist David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. The human population has more than doubled from 2.5 billion in 1950 to 7 billion today. Attenborough reflects on the profound effects of this rapid growth, both on humans and the environment.
While much of the projected growth in human population is likely to come from the developing world, it is the lifestyle enjoyed by many in the West that has the most impact on the planet. Some experts in this documentary claim that in the United Kingdom consumers use as much as two and a half times their fair share of Earth’s resources.
Is it the duty of individuals to commit not only to smaller families, but to change the way they live for the sake of humanity and planet Earth?