How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth?

David Attenborough 2010 58:12

Is the world heading for a population crisis? Since 1950, the human population has more than doubled. What is the effect of this rapid growth both on the environment? And ourselves?

While much of the projected growth in human population is likely to come from the developing world, it is the lifestyle enjoyed by the West that has the most impact — in the UK consumers use as much as two and a half times their fair share of Earth’s resources. This film 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…