Miscellaneous Essays: Robert Malthus' Theory of Population. the production of the food supply isn’t enough to offset the dangers that he had predicted, Malthus realized the solution needed to be found in decreasing the growth rate of population.
On February 13, 1766, English cleric and scholar Rev. Thomas Robert Malthus was born. His An Essay on the Principle of Population observed that sooner or later population will be checked by famine and disease, leading to what is known as a Malthusian catastropheAn Essay on the Principle of Population observed that sooner or later population will be.