Malthusian catastrophe

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Malthusian catastrophe

A hypothetical limit on human population espoused by English theologian and scholar Thomas Robert Malthus in his 1798 Essay on the Principle of Population. Malthus believed that humans would eventually reproduce in such excess that they would surpass the limits of food supplies; once they reached this point, some sort of "catastrophe” was inevitable to control the population and human resources.
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There is thus a modern day Malthusian dilemma that requires rational debate, but this is currently overshadowed by the global warming debate (Sachs 2008).
Another Inconvenient Truth: The World's Growing Population Poses a Malthusian Dilemma, Available from http://www.
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Part I, "The Trap" begins with a discussion of the Malthusian dilemma and then discusses general overview of population dynamics in early modern England and Japan.