Ms. Sara Gillis
English Comp 101
22 November 2015
Overpopulation is not overpopulated: A Misunderstanding of Population
Even though population has risen exceptionally in the last few decades, overpopulation will not become a reality, but economic development will affect resources of food and water. McClatchy’s “Population peril” talks about how overpopulation is tearing apart the world; but Tim Blair’s “Too Many People Isn’t Ever Going to Kill Us” talk about economic development is the deciding factor on the population. Blair is more persuasive when it comes to getting his point across, while the author that wrote “Population Peril” fails to capture the reader. Overpopulation may or may not be based off the number of people in the world stated in McClatchy’s article, but based off economic development in the world stated in Blair’s article.
According to Tim Blair’s article “Too Many People Isn’t Ever Going to Kill Us”, it states that lots of people isn’t ever the problem, because overpopulation hasn’t killed any people before, since there is not a correlation between overpopulation and dying. Tim Blair states in the opening sentence of the article, “NOT one single human being in the planet 's history has ever died of overpopulation.” [Blair] Look back on history; no one has died due to overpopulation. People won’t ever die, due to the abundance of people, but the articles states it will be based the world’s economic development.
An article titled “Population Peril” states that overpopulation will be the demise of the human race, due to the rapid growth of population. Supposedly the world is not going to be around much longer. The author states that overpopulation is coming crisis, because the US population has ...
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... McClatchy’s facts are actually a lot about the earth, not about the human race when compared to Blair.
Overpopulation will be based off economic development, or based off the number of humans in the human race will lead to the demise of the human race. A look in the articles gives people a more brief understanding between two authors and their sides of the idea of overpopulation. Blair uses the things people said from many years ago, and puts them to rest with actual facts from today. While McClatchy uses facts from today, he fails to capture the audience.
Blair, Tim. "Too Many People Isn 't Ever Going to Kill Us." Daily Telegraph (Surry Hills) Australia. 07 Jun. 2010: 20. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 22 Nov. 2015.
"Population Peril." McClatchy - Tribune Business News. 02 Jun. 2015: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 22 Nov. 2015.
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