Thomas Malthus v . The Green Revolution. The 2 nd Agricultural Revolution. Turn to a partner and discuss the answers to the following questions: What changes occurred during T he 2 nd Agricultural Revolution? What other “revolution” occurred with The 2 nd Agricultural Revolution?
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Thomas Malthus v. The Green Revolution
British scholar and economist.
Believed that food production would not keep up with population growth, therefore, famine was inevitable
The Great Famine (India) 1876-78. Caused by drought and “cash crops” lead to the deaths of 6-30 million people
Russian Famine 1891-92. Severe cold and government failures lead to the deaths of 500,000 Russians
Irish Potato Famine 1845-52. 1 million dead, 1 million emigrate
Was Thomas Malthus Correct???