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Nova. World in the balance : the people paradox

Author: Sarah Holt; Oliver Platt; Linda Harrar Productions,; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),
Publisher: Arlington, VA : Public Broadcasting Service, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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It took all of human history until 1800 for the world's 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Statistics
Additional Physical Format: DVD version:
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Holt; Oliver Platt; Linda Harrar Productions,; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),
OCLC Number: 1122902429
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed August 08, 2019).
Performer(s): Narrator, Oliver Platt.
Description: 1 online resource (113 minutes)
Responsibility: written, produced and directed by Sarah Holt.

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It took all of human history until 1800 for the world's 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 insider's look at China booming economy and its growing impact on the environment. What will happen as China follows America's affluent lifestyle and begins to rival the U.S. as the world's biggest polluter? In this groundbreaking, worldwide investigation of humanity's future, NOVA shows how decisions made now will change the fate of everyone over the next fifty years.

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