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Thomas Malthus Prediction

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Which of the following predictions regarding human population did Thomas Malthus make in 1798?

A

The human population will exceed the non-renewable resources available to meet energy needs.

B

Food production will exceed the needs of the human population.

C

The human population will continue to grow exponentially, while food production will continue to grow linearly.

D

The human population will continue to exhibit exponential growth indefinitely due to infinite resources.

E

The human population will drive many species into extinction due to deforestation.