Hans Rosling: Possible good news on population growth

The world’s growing population is a legitimate concern because it will strain numerous resources, including food, fresh water, and energy.

However, in this 10-minute video below from 2010, the late Hans Rosling argues that there is good reason to think that greater education, reduced poverty, and the expanded use of family planning can lead to a leveling off of population, something that in fact is already happening.

Link: https://youtu.be/fTznEIZRkLg

Rosling (who died last December) later revised the estimated achievable maximum to a somewhat higher figure, but his basic argument remained the same.

For more detailed and up-to-date information on the subject, including an extended presentation by Rosling lasting nearly an hour, see this link.

More posts from this blog about Hans Rosling can be found at this link. See also Rosling’s Gapminder website.

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