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Paul Ralph Ehrlich

Ehrlich, Paul Ralph (1932– ), U.S. ecologist. Ehrlich first became aware of the consequences of overpopulation on a visit to India. In 1967 he forecast massive worldwide famines within the next 2 decades. He has suggested that all U.S. aid to foreign countries be made conditional upon stringent birth control and that the United States itself should discourage population growth by taxation. He wrote The Population Bomb in 1968.

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