TED Points 04: Global population growth, box by box

  • ⏲ 10:04 length
  • 👍 Convincing speaker
  • 💯 Highly recommend for a better grasp on a global issue that is not discussed enough

  1. "Child survival is the new green". A better child mortality rate leads to a more sustainable world... Fascinating segment starting at 6:27 to show why this makes sense. 
  2.  The buying power of an economy to go from walking, cycling, driving, flying is relevant as it goes from poor to emerging to rich. A personal observation of this point is the massive surge of Chinese tourists over the last few years.
  3. I was impressed with the tactic of explaining an information dense topic by not relying on charts and graphs, but with the masterful use of mundane IKEA boxes instead.
...But if, and only if, [the poorest] get out of poverty, they get education, they get improved child survival, they can buy a bicycle and a cell phone and come [to live in a better economy], then population growth will stop...