How do Populations Grow?

There are many theories suggesting the ways in which populations grow. Some present an optimistic view of the outcomes related to population growth, while others are more pessimistic and warn of the serious consequences that might result from population growth.

This week, we will look at several theories, both historical and current, to get a better understanding of how populations grow and what we should know to better prepare for the future.

Watch the following video to listen for Hans Rosling’s thesis:

What does he say should happen? Is he an optimist or pessimist? Explain.


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