Lonewolf sent me this article link, Peak Oil and Famine: Four Billion Deaths.
Read this first, because both Lonewolf and I have some commentary to make regarding the several assumptions made by the author.
Goodchild errs on several points. The Earth’s population is most definitely NOT “automatically adjusted” to the Earth’s carrying capacity. Not even close. We have been in population overshoot for several decades now. All of the generations alive today are part of the population overshoot, which is in excess of 4 – 5 billion people.