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Title Cutting Edge Special: How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth? / Director: Shariatmadari, Helen
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. Are we the biggest threat to the earth? In his lengthy career, Sir David has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly seven billion. He reflects on the profound effects of this rapid growth, both on humans and the environment.While much of the projected growth in human population is likely to come from the developing world, it is the lifestyle enjoyed by many in the West that has the most impact on the planet. Some experts claim that in the UK consumers use as much as two and a half times their fair share of Earth's resources.In this thought-provoking documentary, Sir David examines whether it is the duty of individuals to commit not only to smaller families, but to change the way they live for the sake of humanity and planet Earth. (From the UK) (Documentary) CC WS
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-09-21 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Agriculture.
Birth control.
Natural resources -- Finance.
Population -- Environmental aspects.
Population -- Statistics.
Water conservation -- Social aspects.
Form Streaming video
Author Attenborough, David, host
Brown, Molly, contributor
Dyson, Tim, contributor
Mullet, John, contributor
Rajan, Irudaya, contributor
Rees, William, contributor
Richter, Brian, contributor
Schutter, Olivier De, contributor
Sezibera, Richard, contributor
Shariatmadari, Helen, director
Zlotnik, Hania, contributor