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1

Was Boserup an optimist or pessimist?

Optimist

2

What was Malthus' theory?

Population will eventually grow so large that the planet will run out of food, water, energy resources and lead to crisis

3

Was Malthus an optimist or pessimist?

Pessimist

4

What was Boserup's theory?

As the population grows, humans invent new technologies to allow more food to be grown, and more resources to be supplied

5

How much each time did Malthus predict the world population would increase by?

Increase by double per generation (1,2,4,8,16)

6

How much did Malthus say food production would increase by?

Increase arithmetically (1,2,3,4,5)

7

When was the Ethiopian famine?

Between 1984-1985

8

What will the predicted world population be by 2050?

9 Billion

9

What types of energy sources would be most appropriate and beneficial to increase food production? (Boserup)

Renewable energy sources (Wind, HEP, solar etc)

10

What 'New Farming Technologies' would increase agricultural food supply?

Crop rotation, Irrigation, Farm machinery, Fertilizers, GM crops