Celebrating the Bicentennial of Malthus' Original Population Essay
This important essay first identified the geometric role of natural population increase in outrunning subsistence food supplies, prompting Charles Darwin to explore the actual patterns of evolution. What can we learn from Malthus 200 years later?
Approximately one billion people now go to bed hungry every night. Several hundred thousand die of malnutrition every year. Malthus recognized limits: can we ignore population limits in today's world?