This comes from a text about 'overpopulation'. Could you please let me know if 'view' can normally be used this way? That is, in the form 'something is viewed as + adjective'...)
"Overpopulation can further be viewed, in a long term perspective, as existing when a population cannot be maintained given the rapid depletion..."
'...be viewed as existing...' = '...it is belived to exist...'?
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