Arithmetic, Population, and Energy, video by Al Bartlett, University of Colorado
Academic Media Services, Boulder CO 80309, 303.492.1857, $30
Here is a easy-to-understand explanation of
- Future In The Cradle (20 min, $25).
A no nonsense look at the human suffering and environmental consequences of our ostrich-like inaction on this issue.
Immigration by the Numbers - Environmental Choice, by Roy Beck; 1996.
The Social Contract Press
Petoskey, MI 49770, 800.352.4843, (17 min, $9.95).
Using a very large
graph and the gumballs in the jars demonstration, this video is packed
with facts and analysis that make moral and practical sense of the complex
issue of stabilizing U.S. population.
See NumbersUSA for more information - and to send a
free fax to Congress!
Jam Packed video and Teacher's guide, narrated by actress Alexandra Paul, star of the Baywatch TV series;
The Video Project, 200 Estates Drive, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, 800.475.2638, 408.336.0160, (29 min, $20 for Sierra Club supporters, grades 7-12),
Produced in conjunction with Population Communications International
This award-winning video is oriented towards teenagers and young adults. It covers population growth, teen-aged pregnancy, and high U.S. consumption levels. A Teacher's Guide is included with the video, presenting pertinent facts, examples, and quizzes.
- Population Crisis USA, published by
Population Environment Balance, 2000 P St., NW, Suite 210, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202.955.5700; 1995.
Also available from
Educational Communications, Inc.,
PO Pox 351419, Los Angeles, CA 90035, 310.559.9160, (58 min),
- Sustainable Lives -- Attainable Dreams, National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA, 22184; 202.797.6639; 1994, (30 min, $3),
This video discusses the efforts of three countries attempting to slow the rate of population growth - Kenya, Java, and Mexico. It clearly states the need for international family planning and documents the success of family planning efforts and advances in education and empowerment of women. This video is well worth viewing and donating to a public library.
- The People Bomb Cable News network, produced by Ted Turner. CNN Special reports, 1992. Available from Turner Multimedia Library. ISBN 0780603753, (90 min),
It is predicted that in the next century, three times as many people will inhabit the earth. This special examines the growing problem of overpopulation. CNN correspondents span the globe to investigate the problem and find possible solutions.
- The Population Bomb, KQED (U.S.) television show. Order video "Paul Ehrlich and the Population Bomb", Films for the Humanities, 800.257.5126.
- What Is The Limit? Tom Goodwin; National Audubon Society, Washington D.C. Produced by State of the Art, 1987. (23 min, $25.00),
Food Production and Population Growth, Daniel Quinn, author of
and Alan D. Thornhill, PhD.; available from
New Tribal Ventures,
PO Box 66627, Houston, TX 77266-6627, ISBN 1-885664-01-X, (3 hours, $39.95),
This video is a serious and significant step towards addressing overpopulation issues and presenting scientific fact as well as ethics in context that is understandable to the lay person. Highly recommended to anyone, especially the uninformed, concerned with sustainability and the population problem.
"Nothing threatens the future of the world more than the uncontrolled growth of our species. Population stability can only be achieved if we ignore mythology and pay attention to reality. I consider these videotapes equal in importance to all my books combined."
-- Daniel Quinn
- Six Billion and Beyond, PBS; 1-800-741-9658, ($14.95, 22 minutes). Educational documentary.
- Water, Land, People, & Conflict, from
America's Defense Monitor, 1-800-234-3334, ($19).
Today, the greatest threats facing any nation's security may not
be military threats. Increasingly, they are complex issues related
to the environment such as: population growth, water scarcity,
pollution, and economic stability.
- When The Bough Breaks, Lawrence Moore and Robbie Stamp; Central Observer Production, Television Trust for the Environment. Distributed by Bullfrog Films, 1990, ISBN 1-56029-400-0, (52 min, $295),
World Population video from
Zero Population Growth (6 min).
Shows population growth over 2000 years by dots on a world map - very impressive. ZPG provides excellent educational material, but discounts the true causes
of U.S. overpopulation.
- World Population Film/Video Festival
A Competitive Film/Video Festival for high school and college student productions on
population growth, the environment, consumption and sustainability.
- Bill Nye
("The Science Guy") has produced a TV show on