Overpopulation facts - the problem no one will TEDxAsheville - Adam Baker - Sell 1 day ago   08:37

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Actress Alexandra Paul breaks the silence on one of the most taboo subjects of our time: human overpopulation and how to resolve the crisis that is adding 220,000 more people to the planet every day. In this fact filled talk, Alexandra discusses the overpopulation problems of 7 billion humans multiplying at a rate of 1 billion more people every 12 years and offers a simple solution: Transform negative cultural attitudes about the Only Child, and celebrate the short and long term benefits of small families.

Alexandra reminds us that coercion in any form is not the answer to changing cultural and biological norms. Instead, rewiring our biology through strong cultural messaging, education of girls and empowerment of women are the solutions to stopping the current momentum towards 10 billion people on the planet in 40 years.

Alexandra emphasizes that because each American born uses so many more resources than someone from a developing country, it is equally important that wealthy countries have small families. She discusses the economic tradeoffs of a smaller population in a world where capitalism reigns: because the capitalist system depends upon more and more consumers, there are strong forces at work to keep the numbers of people on earth growing. But at what expense?

And since human numbers cannot keep getting larger forever, at what point will we change our ways? When it is too late?

Most controversially, Alexandra believes that, if humans are to survive on this planet, the ideal family has one child and the ideal number of people on earth is 2 billion. "If that is too radical, then it is time for radicalism. Too much is at stake to be polite." This talk is full of overpopulation facts.

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Him Bike
She must not have read the book, “population bomb”
sky heaven
Fascinating TED Talk? most important? really?.. utter nonsense smug arrogant people talking down as if they know better ..so what do you suggest depopulation ?I'm pretty sure that's where this is heading... when you believe we came from a single cell or a big bang then you have no hope but the Creator did not create mankind without a sustainable ecosystem to live in ..I'm sorry but he's not that short-sighted. Carry on with your depopulation propaganda
old wrench
Thank you Alexandra! Tell the brain dead this. The world can not sustain itself in its present state.
Ghost Burgers
I realized that the world was overpopulated when I was 15.
The world is overpopulated and it has never been so lonely.
jamesangusmcaninch
Adoption anyone? Oh god forbid. I want a little clone of my self. Forget the needful, starving babies we already have here. Self absorbed, short sighted, ill equipped parents who couldn't afford to raise one child properly, have five or more section 8 kids. It is how some women make money. Sad.
Keyboard Dancers
In developed industrialised countries, populations are falling.
Currupted Humanity
LMFAO give this talk to the third world. Give it to Indians and Africans and Muslim asians. White counties already have low birth rates.
caribbeanchild
You talking to the wrong people!
Bongo Pachanga
the world is overpopulated with blacks asians and indinas. they need to stop breeding. whites should have more babies. prove me wrong.
Arpit Gupta
Why this video have so less views.
Wayne Brown
Own ur own self preservation.
Lower the birth rates and death counts

Progressively reform in each country on the planet earth

Lower ur own debts for self preservation

Retire early for self preservatio ln
pusserswar
All this seems like it is from the synopsis of the film Soylent Green.
Thomas Kimmel
They are poisoning your minds collectively there is only 8 million people per state as our population stands now to put that into perspective there is over 8 million people that live in new York City right now and they are doing ok for the most part but don't forget that's a lot of people in a small amount of sq miles when the fact is less then the NYC population will fit into each state that would give every person alive right now at least a few sq miles to themselves what can you do with over just 1 sq mile of your own property think about it think for yourself do some research abortion is murder adoption is respectable whatever happended to love the neighbor wake up people
Clarence Boddiker
Get this message to the countries that desperately need to hear it. Ok we all do, but I'd be surprised if the average number of eventual offspring for her audience surpasses 2.0?
sandra haddad
this paranoid person lies.
we have more than enough ressources and if sustainable energy would be finally given free just we have to use everything we already have with commensense to live sustainable. even population will naturally not increase much furthermore, and if every couple has only 1 child, counted in additional with all that people which doesnt have or want children, population is even on drastically decreasing- not oposite! the overpopulation issue is created by elites to control us, we have to wake up on that matter rather, before its too late- for us!
Paul Thomas
We are already being culled. GMO s pesticides, big pharmaceutical, fluoridated water, and that's before war. Think not? Google codex alimentarius!
Terrance Burks
The earth is sustainable. We need to populate control white ppl
antitroll98
China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia. Good luck in the future. Water crisis, food shortage, natural disasters.
Walker Matthew
That women is crazy
Jacob Krutsch
This pissed me off
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In 2008, after the birth of his first child, Baker and his wife decided to sell everything they owned, pay off their consumer debt, and spend a year traveling abroad as a family. They began sharing their journey in early 2009 on the blog Man vs. Debt, now 15000 subscribers strong. In sharing their ups and downs in the areas of personal finance, consumerism, clutter, travel, minimalism, and passionate entrepreneurship, they realized they aren't alone in a desire to explore and grow.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)