Part 13: will we save ourselves from our current path into a disastrous future?
After reading the harsh realities of this series about adding 100 million legal immigrants to our country within 37 years, do you think our more astute leaders will move a finger to speak up? To change course?
Do you think our president, Congress, corporate CEOs, governors and mayors of the country will do anything to change course toward a sustainable population and future for all Americans?
Do you think major academics or presidents of leading universities will speak out about the ramifications of adding 100 million immigrants in three decades?
Will the media talking-heads such as Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and Scott Pelley report on what we face? What about David Gregory at “Meet the Press” or Bob Shieffer of “Face the Nation” or Wolf Blitzer at CNN or Shepard Smith at FOX News speak up?
Will we save ourselves by stopping mass immigration or will we continue with the “frog in the pot” metaphor where the frog would jump out immediately if we threw him in boiling water, but if it slowly rises to boiling, he will float until he boils to death?
Will any of the world’s leaders speak up with a plan to change course? How about the world’s religious leaders? Surely, those intelligent men and women understand what another three billion people, that’s 3,000,000,000 in the next 37 years added to the planet will most certainly create horrific environmental damage and human suffering on a gargantuan scale.
Will humanity save itself by the simple choice of stabilizing human population to live within the carrying capacity of the planet? Will the USA change course?
Guess what? We could, but if history tells us anything, we won’t.
Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael: an adventure of the mind and spirit, said, “We have created civilizations around the world that continually grow, expand and wreak havoc on the natural world. We expand our populations to the point that we cannot stop what we are doing to the natural world. It appears that we will continue destroying the planet’s biosphere until its environment collapses. At that point, we will not be able to save ourselves from its wrath.”
One reviewer said, “The point remains that we are killing the Earth along with ourselves and it is nearly too late to check our fate.”
In America, we resemble that New York commuter train last week heading around a 30 mile per hour curve at 82 miles per hour. The conductor fell asleep. By the time he awoke to apply the brakes, nothing could save him or his passengers.
When you look at the warning signs like Fukushima as it radio-actively contaminates all our oceans, or Typhoon Haiyan or Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy—the natural world presents plenty of warnings—but we turn a deaf ear.
Examine these quotes by some of the top minds in the world. Do you think they are kidding?
Nobel laureate Dr. Henry Kendall, said, “If we don’t halt population growth with justice and compassion, it will be done for us by Nature, brutally and without pity – and will leave a ravaged world.”
Do you think he’s kidding? His research shows us galloping headlong into Mother Nature’s wrath.
Harvard biologist Dr. Edward O. Wilson said, “The raging monster upon the land is population growth. In its presence, sustainability is but a fragile theoretical construct. To say, as many do, that the difficulties of nations are not due to people, but to poor ideology and land-use management is sophistic.”
Wilson’s brilliance equals da Vinci’s, Galileo’s, Einstein’s and Pimental’s. Yet, no one listens. Are we that totally stupid as a society?
The late Dr. Albert Bartlett said, "Unlimited population growth cannot be sustained; you cannot sustain growth in the rates of consumption of resources. No species can overrun the carrying capacity of a finite land mass. This Law cannot be repealed and is not negotiable.” www.albartlett.org , University of Colorado, USA.
Bartlett died this fall, but one look at his website shows you that we cannot survive what we are doing to our civilization. You would think, after he gave his program to 1,600 audiences worldwide for 40 years to top leaders, they would act on his knowledge. Result: no actionwhatsoever!
Finally, we keep immigrating ourselves to death. Dr. Otis Graham, author of Unguarded Gates said, “Most Western elites continue urging the wealthy West not to stem the migrant tide [that adds 80 million net gain annually to the planet], but to absorb our global brothers and sisters until their horrid ordeal has been endured and shared by all—ten billion humans packed onto an ecologically devastated planet.”
Lester Brown, author of Plan B 4.0 Saving Civilization said, “The world has set in motion environmental trends that are threatening civilization itself. We are crossing environmental thresholds and violating deadlines set by nature. Nature is the timekeeper, but we cannot see the clock.”
Do you think you or your kids will escape this mess? As a world traveler, billions of humans worldwide cannot escape their fate. Neither will we. Better to take action today rather than wait until we reach that 30 mile per hour curve at 82 milers per hour, or, wait until that 100 million immigrants manifest in our country.
Seriously get your butt in gear and take action! What I passionately hope: that you understand that you (we) possess the future of our country in our hands by our actions today.
If you don’t want to see our country turned into a schizophrenic, cultural quagmire as well as overpopulated beyond saving, call Speaker of the House John Boehner at 1 202 225 0600:
“Mr. Boehner, I understand that S744 doubles legal immigration from its current 1.0 million annually to 2.0 million while giving amnesty to 12 to 20 million illegal migrants. Do you understand that such an amnesty would flood America with over 100 million immigrants by 2050—a scant 37 years from now. How will we be able to water, house, work, feed, educate, medicate and care for that many people when we already suffer 48 million Americans who cannot secure jobs and live on food stamps? How will we maintain our environment and standard of living in light of those numbers. As an American citizen, I demand that you reduce all immigration to less than 100,000 annually and enforce the laws on the books to arrest, prosecute and jail employers of illegal migrants. That will help illegal migrants to go home on their own dime when they don’t have a job. Our own unemployed citizens can take those jobs at a living wage.”
Also: call your own U.S. Senators and leave the same message.
Do the same for all the email addresses below to start a national conversation:
George Noory: email@example.com
Charlie Rose: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today Show: email@example.com
Matt Lauer: Today@nbc.com
Brian Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greta van Susteren: Ontherecord@foxnews.com
Part 14: China buying up America’s land and businesses.
If you would like to make a difference, please join these organizations for the most effective collective action you can take: www.CapsWeb.org ; www.NumbersUSA.org ; www.TheSocialContract.com ; www.Fairus.org
Join me, Frosty Wooldridge, with Dave Chaffin, host of the Morning Zone at 650 AM, www.KGAB.com, Cheyenne, Wyoming every Monday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., as we discuss my latest commentaries on issues facing America. You may stream the show on your computer. You may call in at: 1-888-503-6500.
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
This is the best website to start: www.numbersusa.org ; watch Roy Beck’s “Immigration by the Numbers” at 14 minutes. Bi-partisan and very effective. Become a faxer of pre-written letters to your reps to make positive change.
Visit www.TheSocialContract.com for the best information on what we face as a civilization as to overpopulation, energy, immigration and much more.
Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.populationmatters.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com. In Florida, www.flimen.org .
Dave Gardner, President, Citizen-Powered Media ; Producing the Documentary, GROWTH BUSTERS; presents Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity, Join the cause at www.growthbusters.org ; Trailer to his latest movie on overpopulation: http://youtu.be/KLWxWOcUrVc
Check out this link with Wooldridge on bicycle and Lester Brown and panel discussion:
Tomorrow's Americaproject on www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.
Producer: GEORGE A. COLBURNwww.tomorrowsamerica.com
Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America's predicament.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
We must come to terms with birth control and stabilizing human population. This three minute video brings the terror of India’s predicament up close and personal by Paul Winn of Australia:
This film will rock you: MOTHER: CARING FOR 7 BILLION
Dr. Jack Alpert , www.skil.org
Too Many People Video series
How Much Degrowth is Enough? "NEW" Sept. 2012
The Human Predicament and What to Do About It Feb. 2012
Overpopulation Means Civilization Collapse Aug. 2011
Important books to read and educate yourself:
Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation, edited by Philip Cafaro and Eileen Crist, 2012
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman 2007 A scholarly research on how the Earth will fare after Homo sapiens are gone.
Man Swarm, and the Killing of Wildlife, Dave Foreman 2011 Mankind as locusts.
Take Conservation Back, Dave Foreman, 2013
The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler, what America faces when oil runs out.
Overshoot by William Catton
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Peak Everything: Facing a century of Declines by Richard Heinberg
Plan B, 4.0, Saving Civilization by Lester Brown
The Population Fix by Edward C. Hartman
America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans by Frosty Wooldridge
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis facing America: what to do about it.” www.frostywooldridge.com . His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/ Motivational program: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, click: www.HowToLiveALifeOfAdventure.com
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