This video from WorldPopulationHistory.org tracks human population growth for 2,000 years. Each dot represents 1 million people. You can watch as humans mindlessly grow to a projected 10 billion by 2050.
WorldPopulationHistory.org, an interactive site that lets you explore the peopling of our planet from multiple perspectives – historical, environmental, social and political.
The Story of Solutions, released in October 2013, explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet? Shouldn’t that be what winning means?
Learn more – http://storyofstuff.org/movies/the-story-of-solutions/
Alaska, Baltimore and Kansas are moving ahead, even without a national energy policy. Here are some ways people in their local communities are taking steps toward a more sustainable future. Earth: The Operators’ Manual is an objective, accessible assessment of the Earth’s problems and possibilities that will leave viewers informed, energized and optimistic.