Nova's World in the Balance: The People Paradox
    Part 1 of 2 (from YouTube)
    Part 2 of 2 (from YouTube)

    The video below gives a rundown of how and why overpopulation would be a problem on Earth.  The presenter talks very quickly, so be ready to stop and rewind a few times, but it covers a lot of what we talked about in class!!
    Hans Rosling is one of the best known speakers on issues related to populations.  This scientist from Sweden frequently speaks at TED conferences (go to www.ted.com to see engaging lectures from world renowned experts in almost every subject you could imagine), has a goofy sense of humor, and genuinely seems to care about helping everyone understand the issues of population that the world currently faces.
    Start here, with his talk from BBC entitled 200 Countries, 200 Years, in 4 minutes.
    When that is over, check out this TED Talk on religion and babies.

     If you enjoyed Hans' talks, definitely go to www.ted.com and check out some more of his talks.  I feel like just watching him makes me smarter  =)
    You may also be interested in watching Melinda Gates' talk about birth control; fascinating, challenging, and controversial.  If you read any of the comments, you will see a lot of people who are very irate about what she is saying.  Some of them very clearly did not actually listen to what she actually said, but some have valid points, and certainly are entitled to their opinions.  What do YOU think??

Last Modified on September 26, 2019