How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth

In a Horizon special, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis.

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.

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.

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  • jolene

    haha why couldnt/didnt we stop it? cuz we all just wana fukc and be ignorant

  • La Boss

    This doc should be shown in every school. ..never mind OIL, someday, there’ll be wars fought over ( fresh drinking water) instead of OIL. ..something to think about, for sure. ..and we won’t be able to say we weren’t warned about it, either. Without sufficient water, people’s immune systems break down FAST, and that’s when disease sets in. ..game over.