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Nobel Prize: Six Nobel Laureates discuss the flavor of creativity | 2016 Nobel Week Dialogue

Nobel laureates Muhammad Yunus (2006 Nobel Peace Prize), Richard J. Roberts (1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Elizabeth Blackburn (2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Steven Chu (1997 Nobel Prize in Physics), Angus Deaton (2015 Prize in Economic Sciences) speak about the concept of …

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American Museum of Natural History: Human Population Through Time

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion?  

Nature Video: Where to put the next billion people

A paper published this week examines this very question. As the world’s population is set to increase by one billion by 2030. Urban region planning requires a new mix of expertise. Essential are experts in: ecosystem and landscape ecology, water quantity and quality, agricultural soil quality and productivity, economics, transportation infrastructure engineering and community development. …

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University College London: ‘Natural Capital – Valuing the Planet’ | Prof Dieter Helm CBE

Alongside global warming, the destruction of the world’s biodiversity and natural capital threatens to undermine economic growth. Another 3 billion people and a world economy some 16 times bigger by 2100 threatens environmental destruction on a scale which would make the twentieth century look positively benign. On current policies, natural capital – those assets nature …

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TEDx: Alexandra Paul: Overpopulation facts – the problem no one will discuss

Actress Alexandra Paul breaks the silence on one of the most taboo subjects of our time: human overpopulation and how to resolve the crisis that is adding 220,000 more people to the planet every day. In this fact filled talk, Alexandra discusses the overpopulation problems of 7 billion humans multiplying at a rate of 1 …

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TED: Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that’s equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.  

The RSA: David Attenborough: People and Planet

Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough presents the 2011 RSA President’s Lecture. The dangers facing the earth’s ecosystems are well known and the subject of great concern at all levels. Climate change is high on the list. But there is an underlying and associated cause — population growth. The RSA is a non-profit organisation working …

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UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences: Is Earth Overpopulated? by Prof. Rich Cardullo

UC Riverside Biologist Rich Cardullo discusses how increasing human population is impacting the planet. In this hour-long talk in front of a class of middle school students, Cardullo presents data for how human populations have grown at an alarming rate, and how solutions rely on a well-educated public. This is the first talk in the …

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Imperial College London: Schrödinger lecture | Can we feed the world sustainably?

Professor Sir Gordon Conway, Centre for Environmental Policy, presents the 28th annual Schrödinger lecture. The talk is introduced by Professor James Stirling, Provost of Imperial College London. Every individual across the globe should have the right and ability to access adequate, safe, and nutritional food at all times. But achieving worldwide food security is not …

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Population Education: World Population

The map starts shortly after the one minute mark in the video below. Make sure to watch to the end to see the most incredible part – the exponential growth of the world’s population since the Industrial Revolution. Watch human population grow from 1 CE to present and see projected growth in under six minutes. …

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Stockholm Resilience Centre: Managing global resources on a global level by 2050

Seminar with Professor Katherine Richardson at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Katherine Richardson is Professor in Biological Oceanography at the University of Copenhagen.  

Hans Rosling: Facts and Fiction on Global Health NMD 2014

Even the most worldly and well-read journalist can have his perspectives on the state of the world challenged by Hans Rosling. Data has rarely been more entertaining! Dr. Rosling invites us to take actively part in his ongoing research.  

Panel Discussion: How to Feed a Growing Planet

In the next 30 years, global population is estimated to surpass 9 billion people. Will there be too many people, and too little food? How will climate, politics, and economics impact food systems and food security on our growing planet? Join NBC News Chief Science and Health Correspondent Robert Bazell as he moderates an exciting …

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The Science of Overpopulation

Hank talks about the issues of rising global population. Overpopulation occurs when a population of a species exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. Overpopulation occurs when a population of a species exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. ______________ Jonathan Foley: Feeding a growing world ____________________________