The fact of the matter is, unbridled capitalism in the form of greedy corporatism and socialism with Chinese characteristics (state capitalism) along with the human population explosion is resurrecting Malthus to a degree. Malthus didn't anticipate technology's ability to delay the whole natural reaction. He didn't anticipate that societies would taper their population growth as wealth increased. Of course, I'm not saying humanity can't turn the corner on our current path of planet-wide destruction; however, it's clear that Malthus was partially correct.
The question now is whether technological advancements can outrace the destruction wrought by earlier forms of technology.
I say it can provided we direct the technological advancements to replace the earlier, polluting forms. The advancements will mean living in harmony. The advancements will mean doing away with greed. Anything short of that will fail.
We need to go on a war footing against pollution and greed. If we take too much time, we'll fail. The longer we wait, the more we'll have to crunch even larger changes into smaller time frames.
It's interesting that Malthus said we need to correct our behavior. We do.