Albert Smith's Article: Evaluating Arguments On Overpopulation

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Evaluating Opposing Arguments on Overpopulation Overpopulation has been debated to death by scientists and researchers and it’s still argued today. The world’s population is predicted to be over 10 billion by the year of 2050. Ellis says that the population not a problem but, Smith says that it is. Ellis believes we can support ourselves as long as we keep progressing as humans. On the other hand Smith claims that, with our resources depleting we can’t support close to 10 billion people. Smith has great thoughts about how she will support her claim with organization, credibility, and persuasion. First, Ellis organization of his article in The New York Times “Overpopulation IS Not the Problem” makes a clear statement about where he stands. However, Smith made her position clear in points as to why she stands where she is. Ellis claims that investments in infrastructure and conductive trade, anti-poverty, and food security policies are in place the human race can be supported. On the other hand, Smith says that the risks of overpopulation is water, poverty, overcrowding, conflicts, fuel, and the environment will suffer. The world is big but it’s not limitless. Most resources are finite, there will be a stopping point, and when we hit that, what will the human race do to solve it? Smith claims that 1 in 9 people, that’s…show more content…
However Ellis’s paper is written in paragraphs with his opinion laid out on the whole paper. Ellis believes that because we have been able to support ourselves till now we can do it in the future. He lists this by explaining how we can keep supporting the growing population. Smith lists the points and explains how they are and how it will keep affecting us as we keep growing in number. With the way our world is currently Smith’s argument seems to make more since than

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