Understanding the Overpopulation 'Apocalypse' in 7 Minutes

Shelby Rogers

This video brings to mind a Dwight Schrute quote from the US version of The Office:

So, are there too many people in the world? Does overpopulation serve as a threat to natural resources? Will the dismal outlook toward population growth actually result in the apocalyptic results seen throughout pop culture?

The YouTube channel Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell walks viewers through the four major phases in population growth. For instance, after the Industrial Revolution, families stopped worrying about having several children so that one or two might make it to adulthood. Better quality of life meant that those children stood a better chance of living and, thus, procreating. However, this also led to families having fewer children as well.

Kurzgesagt explains that we could be seeing a similar decline. As GDP's stabilize across the globe, populations typically follow.

However, we feel like the usage and consumption of resources for any population increase could be an entirely different (and much needed video).

Via Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell 

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