malthusian : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a believer in Malthusian theory
- a of or relating to Thomas Malthus or to Malthusianism
- That's a pretty neo-malthusian statement about the inability of the planet's population to double or not.
News & Articles
- Crop Yields
According to the Malthusian theory of population, population increases in a geometrical ratio, whereas food supply increases in an arithmetic ratio. He was wrong because technology pushed improvements in yield at a far faster pace than population could grow. Still the idea is simple: There is only so much food that can be produced and if population grows then some one will starve Crop yields ...
June 20, 2013 - Environmental News Network
- Barack Obama in Forbes
I've never bought into these Malthusian, woe, Chicken Little, the earth is falling. I tend to be pretty optimistic,said Obama, once a long-shot candidate for the White House. "I wouldn't be here if I weren't pretty optimistic."
- Jonah Goldberg in New York Times Blogs (blog)
Goldberg, however, agrees with the critique that "Wall-E" is a bit of "Malthusian fear mongering" from Pixar.