The world’s population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years — and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you’ll see).


  1. #1 Bill James
    July 15, 2010

    The “who has time for kids” with two careers, two cars, a crushing back loaded home mortgage and stress induced heart attack solution to world population control.


  2. #2 Uncle Bob
    July 15, 2010

    yah….watching your kids starve is so much more carefree!

    Excellent vid.

  3. #3 Lyle
    July 16, 2010

    In poor countries kids are your old age pension. If you have enough you will likley be able to live with one in your old age. But its not obvious that you have to go all the way to the US see Irans birth rate. The solution is education for women once they have seen the world they don’t want to be stuck with kids.