World population passed seven billion in 2011, and both the Aspen Institute and National Geographic magazine explored the meaning of this historic moment in a year-long series of forums and articles. This kick off discussion for the “Our Planet: Seven Billion and Counting” track will take you on a vivid slide show tour of our expanding presence that examines the implication, challenges, and opportunities for humanity as we grow.
The Population Challenge
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