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Is Earth Overpopulated?

BBC Documentary ~59 Min.


Is Earth Overpopulated? Name: ___________________________________

BBC Documentary


  1. What is Earth’s current population size? _________________________________________



  1. What was the average number of babies that women of Bangladesh had in 1970 and how long was the child predicted to live?



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  1. What is the average number of babies that women of Bangladesh have now and how long is the child predicted to live?


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  1. In 1963, what made the biggest difference in population size and number of offspring a woman had?

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  1. Globally from 1963 to 2012, babies born per woman changed from 5 per woman to _______ per woman in 2012.


  1. What has helped to decrease the number of children born per woman globally?


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  1. List two things that have helped save the life of children (increase their lifespan) in Bangladesh?

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  1. How many people are predicted to be on Earth before the growth rate starts to flatten?


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  1. How can the population of the Earth increase if the number of children being born is less?


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  1. In the year 2100, which countries of the world will have the smallest population? Largest?


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  1. How has life in Mozambique improved for the people there, list some examples?


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  1. How do the people making $100 per day view the people below them?


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  1. How do the people making $1 per day view the people above them?


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  1. What does literate mean? And how many of the world’s current population of adult’s are literate?


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  1. In 2012, which country (blue on graph) has the most people that live in extreme poverty?


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  1. What could help Africa’s agriculture? ___________________________________________


  1. What does a good life mean for most people in the world?


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  1. How much energy used today is still harvested from fossil fuels? ______________________



  1. What is the correlation between use of fossil fuels and wealth? _______________________




  1. What is the conclusion regarding the overpopulation of the Earth (in other words, is it possible for the Earth to continue at this rate)?


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Take the Ignorance Quiz to see how you stack up against the UK citizens. (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24836917 )


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