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It took all of human history until 1800 for the worlds population to reach its first billion. Now we add a new billion nearly every dozen years. Over the next half century, 98 percent of that growth will take place in our planet's poorest regions. And as the global total swells to nearly 9 billion by 2050, the social and environmental strains will be enormous.
Through vivid personal stories, The People Paradox reveals many startling trends. In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. But in parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The surprising conclusion: world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions.
The second hour, China Revs Up, is an insiders look at Chinas booming economy and its growing impact on the environment. What will happen as China follows Americas affluent lifestyle and begins to rival the U.S. as the worlds biggest polluter?
In this groundbreaking, worldwide investigation of humanitys future, NOVA shows how decisions made now will change the fate of everyone over the next fifty years.
Special DVD features include: materials and activities for educators; a link to the NOVA Web site; scene selections; closed captions; and described video for the visually impaired.
On one DVD5 disc. Region coding: All regions. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format: Letterboxed.
This was actually ordered to help out my father. He had seen this program on PBS and really wanted to own it (Hint.... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Sharon H.
My Consciousness Has Been shifted. This SHould be Required Viewing. It Really Puts A LoT Of Things In Perspective. The Future Now Seems Shaky At Best. Read morePublished 14 months ago by DMor1516
A focused look at many of the ramifications of the growing disparities in population growth rates - social, environmental, economic, & political among others.Published 18 months ago by Sage of Sippewissett
This is the perfect video to show my 10th grade AP Human Geography students. They've never thought about population like this before. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Laura Lee Modesitt
I loved this and the broad spectrum of global threats that it covered. Well presented and informative. I recomend this DVD to anyone interested in global crisisPublished 20 months ago by PuddleDuckie
This film is a thought provoking depiction of the growing population problem in the world. It compares more than one country or area and is most useful in explaining the results... Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Judith
facts about MAN, the most intelegent of creatures on this uniqe blue planet,will man keep this planet going on?? Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by Tarek Sharara