Theories on Population Growth and Resources

Thomas Malthus
He argued that because of the natural human urge to reproduce, the human population increases geometrically (1,2,4,16,32,64). However, food supply, at most, can only increase arithmetically (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). Therefore, since food is an essential component to human life, population growt in any area of the planet, if unchecked, would lead to starvation
According to Malthus, preventative checks are those tat affect the birth rate and include marrying at a later age, abstaining from procreation,birth control and homosexuality. Positive checks are those that increase the death…

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