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4.1 Don’t panic: the truth about population

The statistician Hans Rosling has some interesting ideas about population change and whether or not, we, or our children and grandchildren, have anything to be worried about.

In the video below, Rosling discusses the distribution of wealth and the growth of population and asks some key questions about whether Africa can possibly respond to the forecasted growth in its population later this century.

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In the next section you’ll consider Hans Rosling’s views in more detail and consider whether you agree or disagree with him.