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?
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???