Hans Rosling: Religion and population growth

In this TED Talk from 2012 Hans Rosling show data that suggest that the world’s population will not continue to explode but will likely stabilize at about 10 billion (as the United Nations estimates). This is a modest increase from the estimate he offered in the video I posted a week ago, but the basic idea remains the same.

Rosling also disputes — with hard data — the notion that there is a strong connection between religion and birth rates. In fact, better education — especially better education and equality for women — and higher rates of child survival have led to declining family size everywhere in the world.

Link: https://youtu.be/ezVk1ahRF78

More posts about Rosling on this blog can be found here. His website (maintained by his family since his death last December) is here.

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