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CLIP 531

World population: is it out of control?

World population: is it out of control?
Key Info
  • World population: is it out of control?
  • Duration: 01:07
  • An introduction to world population change and the implications of over-population. The world's population doubled to six billion people in the last 30 years of the 20th century.
  • Credits: Getty Images
  • Subject:



    Population: Factors Affecting Population

  • Keywords: population, demographics, change, growth, UK, Japan, trends, ecological footprint, carrying capacity
Ideas for use in class
  • Watch the clip then discuss, 'Does it matter how big the world's population is?'. Use this clip to introduce a unit on population change. Watch the clip, then ask students to work out how the world's population could have doubled in 30 years.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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