humankind avoided the Malthusian forecast by the chance discovery of seemingly infinite supplies of energy, ie oil
that single discovery allowed our numbers the expand x 7+, and create the civilisation we have today.
it allowed us to develop ‘’technology’’ and everything else we now take for granted
unfortunately it doesn’t work in reverse, technology does not allow us to create energy — though most of us think it does.
we also burned through critical resources on which civilisation depends. not just raw energy itself
it isnt possible to create new elements with ‘’alternative energy’’ sources