In May of 2012, we invited students to compete in our Video Scholarship Contest.
Without critical changes, U.S. population is projected to reach 438 million people in less than 40 years. Capture on film how this projected growth will negatively affect the United States socially, economically and environmentally.
Submissions were required to be between 1 and 3 minutes.
Winners of the 2012 Video Contest
By Katy Martin
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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