Neo-Malthanism

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  • Neo-Malthusian
    • Paul Ehrlich
      • "The population bomb" (1968)
      • Population outstripped resources -> in 1970s grate famine that will kill millions of people
    • Club of Rome
      • formed in 1972, headed by Dennis Meadows
      • developed Limits to Growth Model
        • it looked at population, natural resources, agricultural output, industrial production and pollution
        • ability of resources, food, the environment, etc. to meet human needs will be reached by 2070, then start to decline-> increase ind death rates
        • criticism doesn't look at individual regions that may be well resourced and underpopulated, doesn't take into account certain developments in technology (renewables, GM crops and desalination)
      • growth in population would lead to worlds misery

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