Graph of the Day for October 16, 2009

Randall Hoven
"I said that population, when unchecked, increased in a geometrical ratio; and subsistence for man in an arithmetical ratio."  Thomas Malthus, 1798 

"The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.  Population control is the only answer."  Paul Ehrlich, in The Population Bomb, 1968.

Human Population Growth Since 1750



Source:  United Nations


Hoven's Index for October 16, 2009


World grain production increase from 1960 to 2000: 270%.


Percentage of world population living in poverty and hunger in 1960:  50%.

Today: 13%.


Source: Thomas R. DeGregori, American Council on Science and Health

"I said that population, when unchecked, increased in a geometrical ratio; and subsistence for man in an arithmetical ratio."  Thomas Malthus, 1798 

"The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.  Population control is the only answer."  Paul Ehrlich, in The Population Bomb, 1968.

Human Population Growth Since 1750



Source:  United Nations


Hoven's Index for October 16, 2009


World grain production increase from 1960 to 2000: 270%.


Percentage of world population living in poverty and hunger in 1960:  50%.

Today: 13%.


Source: Thomas R. DeGregori, American Council on Science and Health