BBC to question whether people need children in new film about overpopulation

BBC to question whether people need children in new film about overpopulation

The BBC will question whether people really need to have children in a hard-hitting new film looking at the impact of overpopulation.

As part of the new Blue Planet Live series, due to air mid March, the corporation will query whether it is right to bring new life into a world which is facing a bleak future because of climate change and mass migration.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, accepted it was an ‘emotive issue’ but said there was a ‘real sense of urgency’ to address the problem.

Global population has doubled in the past 50 years from 3.61 billion to 7.3 billion today and is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.

Sir David Attenborough, who originally presented Blue Planet, has…

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