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  • There are several theories that link population to environmental issues. Which one do you agree with most, and why? Explain the theory and tell me why you prefer it.
    • Population growth is the main driver of environmental degradation by creating resource scarcity (Malthusian).
    • Population growth is an important factor in environmental degradation, but affluence and technology mediate these effects (neo-Malthusian).
    • Population growth provides a resource for innovation to deal with resource scarcity (cornucopian/boomster).
    • Population is never a problem. The problem is unfettered capitalism and its exploitative character.(marxist)
    • Population growth is the result of underdevelopment, rather than the cause (demographic transition theory).