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Population Explosion: Can the Planet Cope?

12 January 2011

By 2100, experts predict the global human population to reach about 9.5 billion. Meeting the needs and demands of these people will provide a significant challenge to governments and society at large. This latest IMechE report looks at how engineers can address the issues of food, water and energy supply for an ever urbanised population over the next few decades.

Clips:

BBC Radio 4: Population report

: BBC Radio 4: Population report

Duration: 04:38

NB This is an audio only presentation

BBC Radio Five Live: Population report

Speaker(s): BBC Radio Five Live: Population report

Duration: 04:17

NB This is an audio only presentation

BBC World Service Radio: Population report

: BBC World Service Radio: Population report

Duration: 04:14

NB This is an audio only presentation

The interview with Dr Bongaarts

Speaker(s): Dr Bongaarts

Duration: 4 mins

NB This is an audio only presentation