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10 Human Population

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8/29/2011 1 Human Population Thomas Robert Malthus 200 years ago, Malthus wrote his “Essay on the Principle of Population” Thomas Robert Malthus Born: 1766 Died: 1834 His theory: The tendency of every species, including humans, is to increase at a geometric rate, while its subsistence increases at an arithmetic rate. 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 0 50
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Unformatted text preview: 100 150 200 250 300 Years Number geometric arithmetic Geometric rate: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, Arithmetic rate: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Why is there hunger and starvation today? • With all the concern about surplus food production in the “Developed Countries” of the world, why is there hunger and starvation in the world today?...
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