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Tag: Population Growth

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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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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Hillsdale College: Economics and Immigration

Chair: Ron Mahurin, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities “The American Founders on Immigration” Kevin Portteus, Hillsdale College “The Economic Case for Open Boarders” Shikha Dalmia, Reason Foundation “The Economic Case for Limiting Immigration” Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies  

Stockholm Resilience Centre TV: How will the world evolve towards the middle of the century?

A seminar with Professor Jörgen Randers at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Jorgen Randers is professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, where he works on climate and energy issues, scenario analysis and system dynamics. Prof Randers has spent one third of his life in academia, one third in business and one third in …

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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.  

Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world!

What’s a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world’s oceans might just help to feed the planet’s billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our global fisheries right now — it’s not good — and offers smart suggestions of how …

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Food Population and Security – Water Climate and Society: Challenges in a Rapidly Changing World

Explore climate change issues with a focus on food and agriculture, population and security. Moderator: Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One at The Commonwealth Club. Panelists: Claire Kremen, Director, Berkeley Food Institute and Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley; Solomon Hsiang, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Malcolm Potts, Director, Bixby …

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