Visit the websites listed below and post answers to the following questions, elaborating on your opinions. The first link will have you find out the world’s population when you were born. Then, view the World Population video in the second link.
After visiting the website and viewing the video, answer the following questions:
- Were you surprised at the current size of the human population or at its changes since your year of birth?
- How many people do you believe the Earth can support without dire environmental damage?
- Should developed countries help slow the population growth of developing countries? If so, what sorts of methods should be employed to do this?