OnePlanet: Population May 27, 2011

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Fifty years ago, the world's population stood at three billion - this year it's expected to pass the seven billion mark. The statistics are not in dispute, but there's plenty of arguments over whether these numbers present difficulties or opportunities. This week, One Planet attends the year's biggest conference on population, to meet experts from around the world and ask them whether the planet has reached its carrying capacity.



Fifty years ago, the world's population stood at three billion - this year it's expected to pass the seven billion mark. The statistics are not in dispute, but there's plenty of arguments over whether these numbers present difficulties or opportunities. This week, One Planet attends the year's biggest conference on population, to meet experts from around the world and ask them whether the planet has reached its carrying capacity.