Misconception

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The World's Population Might Not Be About Numbers After All

For almost 50 years, the world’s population has grown at an alarming rate, raising fears about strains on the Earth’s resources. But how true are these claims? Taking cues from statistics guru Hans Rosling, "Misconception" offers a provocative glimpse at how the world—and women in particular— are tackling a subject at once personal and global. Academy Award winning director Jessica Yu follows three individuals and focuses on the human implications of this highly charged political issue,  inspiring a fresh look at the consequences of population growth. 

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You might be surprised by these facts about world population. Test your knowledge!
 

You might be surprised by these facts about world population. Test your knowledge!
 

Russia has declared September 12th the Day of Conception in hopes of increasing birth rates on Russia Day, a national holiday exactly nine months later. Couples who “give birth to a patriot” during the June 12 festivities can win prizes, including a car.

You might be surprised by these facts about world population. Test your knowledge!
 

You might be surprised by these facts about world population. Test your knowledge!
 

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, women across the world have an average of 2.5 children.

You might be surprised by these facts about world population. Test your knowledge!
 

You might be surprised by these facts about world population. Test your knowledge!
 

According to the United Nations, Africa's population will actually triple by 2100, rising from the current one billion to 3.6 billion.

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