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  Malthusian catastrophe . Enpsychlopedia
Malthusian catastrophe, sometimes known as a Malthusian check, Malthusian crisis, Malthusian dilemma, Malthusian disaster, Malthusian trap, or Malthusian limit is a return to subsistence-level conditions as a result of agricultural (or, in later formulations, economic) production being eventually outstripped by growth in population.
Theories of Malthusian catastrophe are very similar to the subsistence theory of wages.
There is evidence that a catastrophe is underway as of at least the 1990s; for example, by the year 2000, children in developing countries were dying at the rate of approximately 11,000,000 per annum from strictly preventable diseases.
enpsychlopedia.org /psypsych/Malthusian_catastrophe   (1986 words)

  
 MALTHUSIAN CRISIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Malthusian crisis refers to the ideas of Thomas Robert Malthus who argued that while populations grow exponentially the rate of increase in the food supply is much less.
He documents the re-configuration of the Malthusian modern by investigating the rise of sustainable development, the feminist challenges to the population apparatus, the desire to contain human migrations, and the changes in US welfare policy during the 1990s.
Malthusian Worlds pulls together insights from cultural studies, rhetoric and continental theory to explore the art of government.
sociologyindex.com /malthusian_crisis.htm   (826 words)

  
 Thomas Malthus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Essentially what this resulted in was the promotion of legislation which degenerated the conditions of the poor in England, lowering their population but effectively decreasing poverty.
However, this "Malthusian" policy did not take account of the enormous economic damage done by such famines through loss of human capital, collapse of credit structures and financial institutions, and the destruction of physical capital (especially in the form of livestock), social infrastructure and commercial relationships.
Malthusian theory also influenced British policies in Ireland during the 1840s, in which relief measures during the Irish Potato Famine (1845-1849) were neglected and mass starvation was seen as a natural and inevitable consequence of the island's supposed over-population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malthusian   (4042 words)

  
 Couttsian Growth Model - Academic Publishing Wiki - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Whilst evolutionists generally accept the Malthusian (constant rate exponential) nature of population growth, others such as Dawkins (1996) sometimes point out that an exponential growth model (for example, when applied to local doubling of cell populations) is naive.
Today the Malthusian growth model bears Malthus' name, and is nonetheless widely recognised as an approximate physical law of population growth.
Malthusian population thinking is the key to understanding a simple but universal physical law of population growth.
academia.wikia.com /wiki/Couttsian_Growth_Model   (2549 words)

  
 Malthusian Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mitigating factors such as technological developments, agricultural developments, changes in societal organization, and changes in governmental policies, among other things, enabled humanity to avoid a situation where the number of people was greater than the capacity to sustain them.
Malthusian theory then fell to the wayside as a result.
The temptation to assume to a direct, causal relationship between population and food supply is characteristic of Malthusian theory, as well as the neo-Malthusian treatment of every aspect of the population debate.
www.voxfux.com /features/malthusian_theory/malthusian_theory.htm   (9810 words)

  
 Future Human Evolution Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Malthusian is a term derived from the name of the Rev. Thomas Robert Malthus, a nineteenth century thinker who wrote upon the dangers of a population explosion and subsequent mass starvation due to industrialization.
While Malthusian advocates can have the same basic aims of raising awareness that Cornucopians are concerned about, the means employed usually involve some sort of dire warning or prediction to achieve a shock effect.
An example of Malthusian thought is the Club of Rome, a group of scientists who raised considerable awareness through their premier publication, Limits to Growth, which stated in short that infinite growth could not be sustained indefinitely.
www.human-evolution.org /glossary.php   (4010 words)

  
 Briefing 20 - The Malthus Factor:
Malthusian famine scenarios have systematically distracted attention from the fact that it is not people’s reproductive habits that are the principal source of most of the misuse or waste of the world’s resources, but the contradictions and motives of capitalist development.
The Malthusian argument that migration must be constrained in the interest of maintaining the lifestyles of the affluent ignores the fact that both the migration and the lifestyles share a single origin.
The Malthusian League, which endorsed the term, was founded in 1877 explicitly to spread knowledge about "the law of population, of its consequences and of its bearing upon human conduct and morals".
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~anthro/courses/361/MalthusAbridged.html   (11949 words)

  
 Escaping the Malthusian Trap - Neo-tribalism - tribe.net
Essentially what this resulted in was the promotion of legislation which some claim degenerated the conditions of the poor in England, but may have discouraged increases in poverty.
And, though the rate of growth is slowing, population is projected to reach nine billion in another 50 years (Population Division, 1999).
Many planners express the traditional Malthusian fears that the earth’s ability to feed, clothe, and provide other necessities of life for humanity’s growing numbers will soon be surpassed...
neotribe.tribe.net /thread/ec800502-d80f-4ca8-b0b6-fc9c02e42dbb   (1170 words)

  
 Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834).
The basis of the Malthusian doctrine has already been stated, viz., "population increases in a geometric ratio, while the means of subsistence increases in an arithmetic ratio." This observation Malthus connects to another: there are two principal hungers that nature has instilled in man, that for food and that for sex.
Mostly, those who railed and raged at the Malthusian doctrine failed, and continue to fail -- and, thus, I put in my two cents worth -- to appreciate that the nature of man cannot be changed in less time then it took to evolve.
The Malthusian doctrine is based on food: "Want of food the most efficient cause of the three immediate checks to population." The argument, however, can easily be extended to take in, what have, since the times of Malthus, become the more pressing problems of polluted air and polluted water.
www.blupete.com /Literature/Biographies/Philosophy/Malthus.htm   (4864 words)

  
 Population
A particular geographic area of land is said to have a carrying capacity, representing the maximum population which it can support.
Some observers of human societies believe that the concept of carrying capacity also applies to human population, and that unchecked population growth can result in a Malthusian catastrophe.
Population may also mean the process of populating a geographic area, as by procreation or immigration.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/p/po/population.html   (249 words)

  
 Overstock
in subsistence Malthus, a as will more for would later Malthusian prevented with by of much of was the catastrophe time to to eventually Furthermore, the widespread use of contraception and abortion (Malthusian vices) have, as Malthus said they could, restrained population growth would eventually outrun food supply.
In fact currently food supply per person will eventually lead to subsistence level conditions as a Malthusian check, is a return to subsistence level conditions as a result of agricultural (or, in later formulations, economic) production being eventually outstripped by growth in population.
The Malthusian catastrophe, sometimes known as a result of agricultural (or, in later formulations, economic) production being eventually outstripped by growth in economic production.
ov1.mndine.com   (980 words)

  
 Keith Rankin's Thursday Column
The irony is that, while population growth has vastly outstripped anything that the Reverend Thomas Malthus could have imagined in 1798, the spectre of Malthusian catastrophe has receded.
From 1900 to 1950, the German, Spanish and Japanese Wars suggested that the anticipated Malthusian tragedy was unfolding.
Just as a Malthusian tragedy was averted in a world of rapid population growth, a future world of increased poverty amidst plenty could lead to a zero-sum struggle for resources and its Malthusian outcome.
pl.net /~keithr/rfc1999A14aGlobal6billion.html   (1120 words)

  
 The Urban Dilemma
First there are the hardcore Malthusians, who argue that human numbers inexorably tend to outstrip our means of subsistence, no matter what.
Numbers are a key element of the Malthusian methodology, which is all about extrapolating from past trends.
Henry George penned the most stirring and comprehensive refutation of the Malthusian theory ever put to paper, and he articulated the "sovereign remedy" that would render the "population problem" utterly harmless — indeed would make population growth a positive benefit for the entire community.
www.henrygeorge.org /stillwrong.htm   (3110 words)

  
 Xah: Population under the Firmament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Meaning of the fact that, people will just multiply to beget more people, and more people will beget more, and very soon the needs of people such as food, will not be enough to sustain all human animals, and great catastrophe will happen.
Although no Malthusian catastrophe has occurred as some dire catastrophe, but its manifestation is clearly seen regionally in some poor nations such as Africa and in China (Great Leap Forward↗).
Meanwhile, apparently, Malthusian catastrophe is no match for human's technology, and in rich nations of today's world such as Japan or Hong Kong, or metropolis sprawls in Europe or North America, the localities are very densely populated and poeple there often suffer from obesity.
www.xahlee.org /Periodic_dosage_dir/20030911_populous.html   (765 words)

  
 Geography 130: Population and Natural Resources
During the twentieth century, the preconditions for the grim Malthusian prediction of mass starvation were apparently fulfilled.
The main goal of this course is to explore the complex relationships between population growth and resource use.
Course requirements; paper topics; the relationship between population growth and resource use; Malthusian fears; the conventional wisdom concerning the Apopulation explosion@; Malthusian obsolescence; the bet between Ehrlich and Simon; the demographic transition; concepts of sustainability.
geography.berkeley.edu /ProgramCourses/CoursePagesSU2005/Geog130.html   (783 words)

  
 Catastrophe Theory
Catastrophe theory has its roots in the work of French mathematician Jules Henri Poincare (1854-1912).
A mathematical study of the transition from one state of equilibrium to another and the ensuing instability.
The analysis shows how many stable equilibria exist given a choice of control variables but does not show which of them will be in a particular system.
www.economyprofessor.com /economictheories/catastrophe-theory.php   (109 words)

  
 MIND Exchange
However, the Malthusian catastrophe always seems to be pushed further and further into the future.
Furthermore, there seems to be evidence that the drive to push Malthus's prediction further and further out won't stop with the advent of atomistic construction, nor with the advent of the singularity...But like I said, these are issues I go into at greater length in the full essay.
Allow it to continue, and a point is reached where we are transformed beyond all recognition, to the point where we cannot be described as 'human'...or left behind to die, or even devoured as raw material by singularity civillizations borne of the technologies we unleashed.
www.kurzweilai.net /mindx/show_thread.php?rootID=57629   (4560 words)

  
 Catastrophe: See what people are saying right now on Technorati   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 Fritz Haber
The Haber-Bosch process was a milestone in industrial chemistry, because it divorced the production of nitrogen products, such as fertilizer, explosives and chemical feedstocks, from natural deposits, especially sodium nitrate ('Caliche'), of which Chile was a major producer.
The sudden availability of cheap nitrogenous fertilizer is credited with averting a Malthusian catastrophe, or population crisis.
He was also active in the research of combustion reactions, the separation of gold from sea water, adsorption effects, and electrochemistry.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Haber.html   (500 words)

  
 The Moscow News
At that time many people thought that the demographic explosion, overpopulation and the imminent depletion of natural resources would bring mankind to a catastrophe.
But in 2000, when the world population reached 6 billion, while the rate of increase hit the maximum of 87 million a year or 240,000 people a day, the rate of increase began to decline.
In other scenarios, disasters triggered by the growing population's demand for scarce resources will eventually lead to a sudden population crash, or even a Malthusian catastrophe.
english.mn.ru /english/issue.php?2006-43-1   (1351 words)

  
 Population Under The Firmament
Meaning of the fact that, people will just multiply to beget more people, and more people will beget more, and very soon the needs of people such as food, will not be enough to sustain all human animals, and great catastrophe will happen.
Although no Malthusian catastrophe has occurred as some dire catastrophe, but its manifestation is clearly seen regionally in some poor nations such as Africa and in China (Great Leap Forward↗).
Meanwhile, apparently, Malthusian catastrophe is no match for human's technology, and in rich nations of today's world such as Japan or Hong Kong, or metropolis sprawls in Europe or North America, the localities are very densely populated and poeple there often suffer from obesity.
xahlee.org /Periodic_dosage_dir/20030911_populous.html   (765 words)

  
 Geography 130: Population and Natural Resources
During the twentieth century, the preconditions for the grim Malthusian prediction of mass starvation were apparently fulfilled.
The main goal of this course is to explore the complex relationships between population growth and resource use.
Course requirements; paper topics; the relationship between population growth and resource use; Malthusian fears; the conventional wisdom concerning the Apopulation explosion@; Malthusian obsolescence; the bet between Ehrlich and Simon; the demographic transition; concepts of sustainability.
geography.berkeley.edu:16080 /programcourses/CoursePagesSU2005/Geog130.html   (783 words)

  
 Logistic Growth Versus Exponential Growth
The Malthusian Growth Model for exponential growth is invariably explained as flawed because a model using a constant rate of growth recognises no limit to growth.
Should you require a greater degree of granularity than is provided through the use of the New Malthusian Scale (and its reliance on population halving and population doubling) then I recommend the use of fractional exponential growth.
As soon as you include variable rates of growth within the Malthusian Growth Model then a scientific law is revealed, through the Couttsian Growth Model.
members.optusnet.com.au /exponentialist/Logistic_Vs_Exponential.htm   (3899 words)

  
 Heathen Folk Revival Blog :: Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Malthusian catastrophe looms for decedant West without Her Gods
A Malthusian catastrophe, sometimes known as a Malthusian check, Malthusian crisis, Malthusian dilemma, Malthusian disaster or Malthusian trap, is a return to
Greenland's glaciers have been shrinking for the past century, according to a Danish study, suggesting that the ice melt is not a recent phenomenon caused by global warming.
www.heathenfolk.org /blog/offset=80   (4113 words)

  
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The Irish are accused of marrying too early and having too many children, making a Malthusian catastrophe inevitable.
In a mixture of fatalism and complacency, they trusted the free market to supply food to the needy, or at least the most efficient distribution of what food was available.
Notoriously, Trevelyan, Assistant Secretary to the Treasury and most responsible for British relief policy, believed that the Famine was ordained by God as a Malthusian measure to control population growth.
www.angelfire.com /emo/skies   (6443 words)

  
 Blair--Population
The paper goes on to discuss the dangers of a Malthusian catastrophe.
The Population Bomb (1968), which predicted that mass famine, war, disease, or a combination thereof would occur in the 1970s and 1980s, became a best-seller when I was a college student.
Although such a Malthusian catastrophe has not materialized on the grand scale that Paul Ehrlich [1932-] envisioned, his concerns about human population growth are still at the center of many of the problems facing our world today.
www.aichi-gakuin.ac.jp /~jeffreyb/research/pop.html   (436 words)

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