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Have increases in population, affluence and technology worsened human and environmental well-being?

@inproceedings{Goklany2009HaveII,
  title={Have increases in population, affluence and technology worsened human and environmental well-being?},
  author={Indur M Goklany},
  year={2009}
}
This paper examines whether over the long term, empirical data supports Neo-Malthusian fears that exponential population growth would lead to increasing resource scarcity, and that increases in population, affluence and technology would worsen human and environmental well-being. It finds that, in fact, global population is no longer growing exponentially. Second, from a historical perspective, food, energy and materials are more affordable today than they have been for much of human history… 
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