Population Affects On The World Essay

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Over population affects on the world has been a great debate among many people. Rev. Thomas Robert Malthus has warned the world about he negative consequences of overpopulation, because he said an increase in population would lead to food shortages. Paul Ehrlich also agreed with Rev. Malthus to some extent about the effects of overpopulation. We are experiencing some of the negative effects of overpopulation in the world as the population is at 7.2 Billion people and increasing. However, some believe that humans will be able to adapt and create new methods to sustain this population growth.
Rev. Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric, scholar, and debater who had a great impact in the areas of political economy and demography. He put a major emphasis on the long-term stability of the economy and therefore supported Corn Laws, a system of tax on British imports of wheat. Rev. Malthus came to fame for his essay, An Essay on the Principle of Population, about the negative impacts of population growth which will eventually lead to food shortages. He said that populations multiplies geometrically and food arithmetically. There were six editions of this essay which took into an account new factors and perspectives. This essay gave rise to the Malthusian controversy, which put an emphasis on marriage and birth rates. The neo-Malthusian controversy, which resulted many years after the Malthusian controversy, took into account similar factors; put a major emphasis on the…

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