Was Thomas Malthus right?

In 1798 British economist Thomas Malthus created a theory (Essay on the Principle of Population) according to which uncontrolled world population growth will eventually lead to hunger. The main assumption of his theory is bases on the fact that population grows geometrically while food production grows arithmetically. The most adequate solutions to the problem, according to Malthus, are wars, natural disasters, diseases, etc.

As we can see from official statistics, Malthus fears were vain. However, it is quiet true that world population growth rate is higher than food supply growth, despite the fact that population growth decreases and is expected to continue decreasing in the future, according to the medium-term forecast scenario.

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