Human Population Through Time – video

Human Population Through Time – video

American Museum of Natural History – Published on Nov 4, 2016  – 4,867,376+ views
It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion?  Download the video in HD: http://media.amnh.org/sciencebulletin…
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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On September 12, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    The human species have become a plague on Planet Earth.

  • Leslie Chin  On September 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Man has occupied every corner of the world except Antarctica – the continents, the Arctic, deserts, mountains, jungles and islands. They face natural disasters everywhere – hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, forest fires, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides and cold; war, famine, pestilence and death yet we continue to increase in numbers.

    However the world’s resources are limited; when these have been depleted our numbers will level out. This is happening in the Arctic where the population is static.

  • Albert  On September 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    ……yet we continue to increase in numbers. I was thinking maybe opoid overdose and use of the nuclear bomb may level off the numbers. But each healthy male produces perhaps millions of sperms in a lifetime which could impregnate thousands of women to keep te numbers going. Wonder why the “creator” set up things that way.

  • Gigi  On September 14, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    @ Rosaliene Bacchus, I see we share the same sentiments.
    @Leslie Chin, I guess natural disasters are necessary to keep population in check. Then civilized society decided that wars were not only a sure a sure thing and they sped up the process.
    @ Albert, well, sure glad to know you’re alive? I thought about you during Hurricane Irma. If memory serves me right, I seem to recall you mentioning that you live somewhere in south Fl/Fort Lauderdale area? Stay safe.

    Those millions of sperms do not equate to healthy offspring though – a worrying problem that is readily seen among most children today. If only men would spare a thought to the quality and not quantity of the clones they are producing, society would be a safe and happy place, at peace with itself. I do know that some section of society is vested in discouraging women to have unhealthy babies. Example, one of my sister-in-law’s first child was diagnosed with Fargile X syndrome after birth. When she made the decision to have a second child, she had to undergo a battery of tests to ensure that the fetus did not have the disability. It did not. A lot of conscientious and emphatic women, including couples, are opting for early genetic screening to check for heredity genes in order to avoid having children with disabilities. This procedure has been criticized by some for wanting “designer babies”. I disagree completely. For me, it’s about not only the survival of the child, but how it survives. Should the child have to suffer through a miserable life, or be able to have some enjoyment out of life? Children do not get to pick their parents or choose to be born. Yet, both of these define a child’s success in life. The least the parents can do then is to help by giving them the advantages they are able to provide. And having a disability is not an advantage to the child.

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