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The techno-optimist’s dilemma

Over the last two centuries, followers of the English economist Thomas Malthus have been repeating his prediction that human-population growth would eventually outpace agricultural-productivity growth. So far, their warnings of impending mass starvation have proved wrong. At nearly 8 billion, the planet’s population today is 10 times higher than it was in 1798, when Malthus […]