AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
Byline: ALI KHIZAR ASLAM
After centuries of facing sharp rebuttals, should Robert Malthus regain currency? The crux of Malthusian argument, which warned that eventually population will outstrip food resources, was refuted and thrown out of the window after the successful technological revolution of the 20th century.
Even closer to home, in Asia, where technological breakthroughs weren't as common the Malthusian notion was dismissed by Islamists, who argued that God is the best Provider of Rizk - which includes food and water - and hence, there will always be plenty of food. Yet, in the 21st century, major technological advancements are increasing at a decreasing rate, while world population is growing geometrically. In retrospect, the advent of global warming, a derivate of industrial development, was largely missed both by Robert Malthus and his critics.
Black gold, being the backbone of the modern economy, is now depleting. And with no substantial replacement of oil in the offing, the efforts …