Pestilence, war and famine: relic of the Middle Ages?

Just a few short centuries ago, there were three main things the average citizen dreaded: pestilence, famine and war. These arrived with a fair amount of regularity and kept the global population in check. In 1800 there were roughly one-billion people on earth, a figure that managed to double only by 1900. With the development … Continue reading Pestilence, war and famine: relic of the Middle Ages?