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Chantal Soldini

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What can we do to improve human population control?

Besides world hunger, poverty and inequality, humanity faces another social phenoma: over-population. I recently read Dan Brown's newly published book Inferno. The book talks about over-population and (spoiler alert!) how a plague was produced to leave 1/3 of the population infertile.

It got me thinking, if we did find the technology to do this, would we do it? Should we? Then again, isn't reproduction a basic human right? Yet, this same right is making our already limited resources even more limited.

What do you think fellow TEDizens. Are we taking enough initiative as it is regarding birth control? Are campaings of contraceptive methods enough or should we have a more radical approach? There are already countries that support the idea of population control, amidst them China and India. Is this enough?

Let me know what you think.


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    Nov 7 2013: I am not sure if we can call it control but there are few 'easy' things we can do keep human population around 9 billion or so.
    1. Educate girl children, more particularly in underdeveloped countries.
    2. Encourage social policies like family planning.
    3. Incentivize child adaptions.
    4. Discouraging having more than one biological off spring.

    It's a math game. We can as well have a population implosion.

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