Re: NPR report—11.5 billion gallon shortage annually predicted, 12/1/09
Colorado Public Radio announced on Monday, 12/1/09, that Colorado faces grave water shortages in the coming decades. We can expect an 11.5 billion gallon annual shortfall. With predicted population growth of five to six million by mid century,(Source: Fogel/Martin “US Population Projections”) this state cannot and will not be able to maintain water supplies for humans let alone animals and crops. Mark Koebrich at Channel 9, Denver, NBC News, announced that Denver expects to add two million residents in the coming years.
While Colorado adds 100,000 new residents annually, net gain, America’s overpopulation poster-child State of California adds 1,700 people net gain daily on their way to adding 20 million in 30 years! They add 400 vehicles 24/7! Where do those millions come from? They flee other overpopulated countries from around the globe. Immigration fuels 90 percent of California’s population growth.
Our Colorado River water provides “dry-as-a-bone” states like Arizona, Nevada and California with water that won’t be there with theirs and our population growth in the near future.
Ironically, everyone demands cleaner air, but don’t stop growth. Stop gridlock traffic, but don’t touch growth. Stop species extinction, but never end growth. Let’s stop climate change, but leave growth alone. Stop acid rain, but don’t stop growth. Work on alternative energy, but don’t stop growth. We insist on lower energy and water prices, but don’t stop growth and demand.
In other words, let’s attempt to solve our energy, water and climate change predicament by doing everything but addressing the root cause. That’s like a three pack a day smoker that wants his lung cancer cured, but he said, “I am willing to try any solution to cure my lung cancer as long as you don’t tell me to stop smoking.”
That’s like a 400 pound obese man suffering from heart disease being told to go on a diet, but all he does is let out four more notches on his belt!
Ironically, National Public Radio will report on the consequences of overpopulation, but they NEVER mention the root cause. Why not? What for? How come?
Since the American female averaged 2.03 children since 1970, our own citizens do not cause population growth, so what does? How did we add 100 million people in the past 40 years?
Simple: unrelenting legal and illegal immigration and their offspring.
How will we add the expected 100 million by 2035, which equals 26 years from now? Again, immigration!
S+R=O: Situation plus response=outcome
Cause and effect equal results. If we keep adding population, we cannot keep expanding our finite resources such as water, energy and space. Thus, everything you read about occurring around the world such as starvation and poverty will, at some point, manifest in the United States. No way around it!
As a civilization, we cannot escape S+R=O or cause and effect equals result.
Do we intelligently think we can escape our growing consequences? Apparently! Every governor and businessman in this country advocates growth. Our U.S. Congress injects 2.5 million more people into the USA annually from a line of people growing by 77 million annually worldwide. Americans live in the ‘past’ emotional paradigm that ‘immigration’ built this country.
Listen up folks, our ancestors thought we lived on a flat Earth! They thought the sun rotated around the Earth, etc.
Let’s create new paradigms for the 21st century. Let’s push for a “Colorado Stabilized Population Policy” ; “Colorado Conservation Water Usage Policy” and “Colorado Energy Policy”. Nationally, a “U.S. Sustainable Immigration Policy of 100,000 or less Annually.”
Colorado does not need to add one, two, three, four, five or six million people. No need to add 100 million to the USA. No benefit and only serious consequences will result. We need to shift paradigms toward a sustainable future. For an outstanding video of our ‘predicament’, visit www.albartlett.org
greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the
exponential function." - Prof.
Dr. Bartlett has given his celebrated lecture, Arithmetic, Population and Energy over 1,600 times. His collected writings have been published in the book, "The Essential Exponential! For the Future of Our Planet".
Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavor on any scale, from microscopic
to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted,
or advanced by
further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?" Prof. Al Bartlett
From: Frosty Wooldridge
This three minute interview with Adam Schrager on “Your Show” May 4, 2008, NBC Channel 9 News, addresses the ramifications of adding 120 million people to USA in 35 years and six million people to Colorado as to water shortages, air pollution, loss of farmland, energy costs and degradation of quality of life. In the interview, Frosty Wooldridge explains the ramifications of adding 120 million people to the USA in 35 years. He advances new concepts such as a “Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy”; “Colorado Environmental Impact Policy”; “Colorado Water Usage Policy”; “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy”. Nationally, the USA needs a "National Sustainable Population Policy" to determine the carrying capacity of this nation for the short and long term. Wooldridge is available for interviews on radio and TV having interviewed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX.
Go to: www.frostywooldridge.com and click on “Audio/Video” tab
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715