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Unformatted text preview: densely populated nor growing all that fast) 2) Malthusian account blames society in aggregate, rather than looking at how environmental problems may be due to some subset of society which benefits from the activities causing an environmental problem, and imposes its costs on less powerful segments While I agree (up to a point) with the anti-Malthusians, I think they are sometimes as one-sided as Malthusians; they're right in pointing to sociopolitical inequalities as important contributors to environmental problems (e.g., famine), but incorrect in presuming or implying that things would be no different if population were stable or declining To the contrary, if inequalities exist, then population growth can only exacerbate their effects in face of competition over increasingly scarce resources, even if this scarcity is (at least in part) a product of unequal access On the other hand, blaming population alone while ignoring other causes is obviously incorrect, and...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10