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It's Okay to Be Smart

Defusing the Population Bomb

Season 5 Episode 15 | 5m 51s

Is overpopulation real? Is Earth filling up with too many humans? How many people can Earth hold, anyway? As our species approaches 8 billion, human overpopulation is a major concern for many people. How can we reduce poverty and our impact on the environment? Do we need a forced one-child policy or something? Maybe not, because when we look at the science and history, populations seem to control

Aired: 02/27/18

Rating: NR

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