All Videos Tagged population (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-12-26T22:31:24Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=population&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Attenborough: Humans Are Plague On Earth tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2013-02-09:2182797:Video:2160430 2013-02-09T10:31:16.455Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/attenborough-humans-are-plague-on-earth"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-jCP6hUTGM8wEaEdkLlnJe5XT0Xx7qFDbtQo0nOrhjS6mTgQTxhTtDaznNgAEtCu4QbZUu8Un8m2yuPoZ5B2UBPsltTYfCXr/1008528803.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Humans are a plague on the Earth that need to be controlled by limiting population growth, according to Sir David Attenborough.<br></br> <br></br> The television presenter said that humans are threatening their own existence and that of other species by using up the world’s resources.<br></br> <br></br> He said the only way to save the planet from famine and species extinction is to… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/attenborough-humans-are-plague-on-earth"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-jCP6hUTGM8wEaEdkLlnJe5XT0Xx7qFDbtQo0nOrhjS6mTgQTxhTtDaznNgAEtCu4QbZUu8Un8m2yuPoZ5B2UBPsltTYfCXr/1008528803.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Humans are a plague on the Earth that need to be controlled by limiting population growth, according to Sir David Attenborough.<br /> <br /> The television presenter said that humans are threatening their own existence and that of other species by using up the world’s resources.<br /> <br /> He said the only way to save the planet from famine and species extinction is to limit human population growth.<br /> <br /> “We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now,” he told the Radio Times.<br /> <br /> Sir David, who is a patron of the Population Matters, has spoken out before about the “frightening explosion in human numbers” and the need for investment in sex education and other voluntary means of limiting population in developing countries.<br /> <br /> “We keep putting on programmes about famine in Ethiopia; that’s what’s happening. Too many people there. They can’t support themselves — and it’s not an inhuman thing to say. It’s the case. Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a coordinated view about the planet it’s going to get worse and worse.”<br /> <br /> Sir David, whose landmark series are repeated from Monday on BBC2, starting with Life on Earth, has also spoken out about the change in wildlife documentaries during his lifetime.<br /> <br /> The 86-year-old said commentary from presenters like himself are becoming less necessary as camera work is able to tell a story.<br /> <br /> “I’m not sure there’s any need for a new Attenborough,” he said. “The more you go on, the less you need people standing between you and the animal and the camera waving their arms about.<br /> <br /> “It’s much cheaper to get someone in front of a camera describing animal behaviour than actually showing you [the behaviour]. That takes a much longer time. But the kind of carefully tailored programmes in which you really work at the commentary, you really match pictures to words, is a bit out of fashion now … regarded as old hat.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9815862/Humans-are-plague-on-Earth-Attenborough.html">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9815862/Humans-are-plague-on-Earth-Attenborough.html</a> Unnatural Selection tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-01-27:2182797:Video:1839485 2012-01-27T17:04:06.679Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/attenborough-humans-are-plague-on-earth"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-jCP6hUTGM8wEaEdkLlnJe5XT0Xx7qFDbtQo0nOrhjS6mTgQTxhTtDaznNgAEtCu4QbZUu8Un8m2yuPoZ5B2UBPsltTYfCXr/1008528803.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>As China faces social dilemmas such as a widening gender imbalance, it is considering loosening its one-child policy.<br></br> <br></br> Thirty years after China introduced its one-child policy, there are growing calls to scrap the controversial system as the nation faces new social dilemmas.<br></br> <br></br> Today, China's fertility rate is below the replacement level, providing… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/attenborough-humans-are-plague-on-earth"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-jCP6hUTGM8wEaEdkLlnJe5XT0Xx7qFDbtQo0nOrhjS6mTgQTxhTtDaznNgAEtCu4QbZUu8Un8m2yuPoZ5B2UBPsltTYfCXr/1008528803.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />As China faces social dilemmas such as a widening gender imbalance, it is considering loosening its one-child policy.<br /> <br /> Thirty years after China introduced its one-child policy, there are growing calls to scrap the controversial system as the nation faces new social dilemmas.<br /> <br /> Today, China's fertility rate is below the replacement level, providing fewer workers to support a rapidly growing elderly population.<br /> <br /> And with a cultural preference for boys, China faces an alarming gender imbalance with projections of 30 million more men than women by 2020.<br /> <br /> Officials have also been accused of excessively enforcing the policy, with forced abortions, discrimination and even confiscating children.<br /> <br /> 101 East asks if the days of China's one-child policy are coming to an end. John Benefiel: Homosexuality A Plot By Illuminati For Population Control tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2011-07-13:2182797:Video:1422462 2011-07-13T00:08:59.421Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/john-benefiel-homosexuality-a"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/qxxLSgyv0gN06iBLuR8OLXGL9cPJvOcBQAHze1z4SFsJwtFHjLOglZeGgfSTNCS1kb1ErojXniT7nP*dV3z4R6RmZtxjHAeJ/461402331.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />John Benefiel, an endorser of Gov. Rick Perry's "The Response" prayer rally, says homosexuality is plot by the Illuminati to limit the size of the global population. <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/john-benefiel-homosexuality-a"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/qxxLSgyv0gN06iBLuR8OLXGL9cPJvOcBQAHze1z4SFsJwtFHjLOglZeGgfSTNCS1kb1ErojXniT7nP*dV3z4R6RmZtxjHAeJ/461402331.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />John Benefiel, an endorser of Gov. Rick Perry's "The Response" prayer rally, says homosexuality is plot by the Illuminati to limit the size of the global population. Evolve, Episode 3: Size (History Channel) tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2011-01-20:2182797:Video:1087365 2011-01-20T21:09:49.058Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/evolve-episode-3-size-history"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com/files/LE1e0zjfXEhe57C1H2710eaz4VEyyqayNQ563*z8hY9HwIfIKdLRZcaSz55hOphXM2oPyJupx0AiIpCVzrkc*IYoNfNfBLW2vVj8T1Kb7QM_/440887581.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Life has evolved into a multitude of sizes. Over the course of three billion years, life has taken on many forms--from an .02-micrometer-long bacteria to the 110-foot-long blue whale. Scientists are learning how the struggle for survival has led some animals to become small and others to get huge. Understanding the evolution of size tells us why giant dinosaurs went extinct while… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/evolve-episode-3-size-history"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/LE1e0zjfXEhe57C1H2710eaz4VEyyqayNQ563*z8hY9HwIfIKdLRZcaSz55hOphXM2oPyJupx0AiIpCVzrkc*IYoNfNfBLW2vVj8T1Kb7QM_/440887581.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Life has evolved into a multitude of sizes. Over the course of three billion years, life has taken on many forms--from an .02-micrometer-long bacteria to the 110-foot-long blue whale. Scientists are learning how the struggle for survival has led some animals to become small and others to get huge. Understanding the evolution of size tells us why giant dinosaurs went extinct while the first tiny mammals thrived; gives us answers to why mammoths evolved into pygmies when restricted to islands; and why carnivorous mammals have never grown to weigh more than a ton. Whether it's the speed of movement or population numbers, the biological world revolves--and "evolves"--around size.