Horizon - 7.7 Billion and Counting

BBC documentary: Horizon 2020: 1. Chris Packham: 7.7 Billion People and Counting.

BBC documentary, currently on iPlayer.

A question and answer worksheet based around the 58 minute horizon documentary on population and earth resources. This documentary is about Chris’s view that a world of ten billion may simply be too many people for the earth to sustain, given the impact 7.7 billion humans are already having. Travelling around the globe in search of answers to difficult and sometimes controversial questions, Chris investigates why our population is growing so rapidly, what impact it is having on the natural world, and whether there is anything that can be done. .

It could be used to support learning around population increase, urban living and resource management. Can cover a lesson or used as a stand-alone homework.

I have included a short exam question to complete at the end of the lesson or for a follow up at another point.

Topics include:

Population increase
Birth rates
Resource management

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Created: Jan 31, 2020

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