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ANSC 227: Malthus vs. Cornucopians

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Dr. Charlie Apter

on 8 October 2015

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Transcript of ANSC 227: Malthus vs. Cornucopians

Malthus vs. Cornucopians
Cornucopian
futurist who believes that continued progress and provision of material items for mankind can be met by similarly continued advances in technology.
So what does all this have to do with climate change???
The
problem
Malthusian
catastrophe
Henry George
Progress and Poverty (1879)
argued against economic and population growth models with strict limits
many others with this line of reasoning


The population bomb?
Influential in setting modern stage: Silent Spring (1962, Rachel Carson) and The Population Explosion (1968, Paul and Anne Ehrlich
the
Thomas Malthus
1766 – 1834
"An Essay on the Principle of Population"
his basic hypothesis: population will outgrow food supplies, leading to...
Malthusian catastrophe or Malthusian check
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