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Boserup

Malthus

Julian Simon

Paul Ehrlich

Club of Rome




IB essay question:

"There are differing interpretations of the relationship between world population and resources. Some people believe that the amount of resources available acts as a limit to the growth of population; others believe that population growth stimulates the development of technology which will use resources more efficiently."
Discuss each of these views in more detail, and describe and evaluate the evidence which leads you to agree or disagree with each of them.
The views should be discussed in terms of the global scale, but you may support your answer with examples at national and/or continental scales.

15 marks available.
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