Overpopulation In TIMES Magazine

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It is my belief that this article of TIMES magazine is credible because the publication was founded in 1923 and that ought to be one of the reasons for its existence today. Surviving time must rely on conquered credit. On the other hand, the publication cites all its sources, therefore, allowing for a deeper integration of the reader into the given context.
With several fonts of information embedded in this article from TIMES magazine, Olivia Waxman articulates the momentum in which American society is tuning on the issue of overpopulation. The consensus is, again, the need to control the birthrate, thus diminishing (or try to) population growth. One of the sources the author uses is Stanford entomologist Paul Ehrlich who argues that “it was time for a population-control movement. Without it, the world would face shortages of food, water and more.”
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This article discusses the book by Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb, 1968, which, according to the words of the author “brought human numbers into the debate on the human future.” This is the accomplishment of the article, the awareness for the issue.
It is a timely discussion of what sort of importance should we give to the issue of overpopulation and what can we do about it, directed mostly to the elected readers of this weekly publication. It works on the expansion of the line of inquiry and creates room for curiosity.
Finally I find it a good source to use it in my project. The matter of fact is present, and the views expressed are appropriate for a discussion of the idea in its entire

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