Global population growth

TED has been getting a lot of free publicity lately. So I thought i’d help them some more. Check out the TED home page to view lots of different ideas on issues relating to the environment, technology and science.

One speech recently made in Cannes caught my eye. A Swedish doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling, argued that the world’s population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years — but paradoxically it is only by raising the living standards of the poorest that we can check population growth. According to Rosling:

Child survival is the new green. It’s only by children surviving that we will stop population growth.

Check it out in its 10minute entirety, here.

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