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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It's a Malthusian disaster, not just in terms of population, but in the logarithmic growth of greenhouse gases, climate change, and mounds of plastics.
Secondly, and this is simply a statistical fact: In some parts of the world there is a Malthusian disaster of huge proportions occurring, especially in Nigeria where a population of 140 million people is going to 290 million by 2050.
I do feel an obligation to tell people about the Malthusian disaster that's arising and the hell that's emerging because we need resources.
If technology saved us from Malthusian disaster several centuries ago, then can it once again free us from these threats to our safety and well-being on this planet?
Technology saved us from the predicted Malthusian disaster, and it can likely do it again, as long as nanotechnology is not allowed to run amok.
the kinds of trajectories of globalization (Malthusian disaster, ecological ruin, rapid modernization) are construed as the inevitable realizations of an ineluctably evolving capitalist system.