Frosty Wooldridge


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We live on one planet; we need human race working together

In this continuing series on overpopulation in America by Marilyn Hempel, editor of Population Press, you, a concerned citizen, will find more information than anything in the main stream media.  In a recent edition of Population Press, “The Earth is One ~ The World Not Yet” by Marilyn Hempel
“"The Earth is one but the world is not," begins Our Common Future, the famous Brundtland report on sustainable development,” said Hempel. “What goes up one nation's chimneys or down its drains may come to rest on the trees or beaches of another. That report, written in 1987, continues, "We all depend upon one Earth, one biosphere, for sustaining our lives. Yet each community, each country, strives for survival and prosperity with little regard for its impact on others. Some consume Earth's resources at a rate that would leave little for future generations. Others ... live with the prospect of hunger, squalor, disease and early death."”
“Add to that litany overpopulation, mostly in the poorest regions and in countries that have dwindling natural resources, countries such as Yemen and Somalia and Pakistan and Afghanistan,” said Hempel. “The world now faces the specter of a growing list of 'Failed States', countries that cannot adequately care for their people, places that are a perfect breeding ground for violent unrest and terrorist organizations.
“According to the most recent United Nations Population Prospects, fertility in the least developed countries is projected to drop from 4.39 children per woman in 2005-2010 to 2.41 in 2045-2050. To achieve this reduction, it is essential that access to family planning expand quickly. In 2005, the use of modern contraceptive methods in the least developed countries was only 23% of women of reproductive age. The urgency of realizing the projected reductions of fertility is huge. If fertility remains constant at the levels of 2005-2010, the population of the less developed regions will increase to 9.8 billion in 2050 instead of the 7.9 billion projected by assuming that fertility declines. The reality: without further reductions of fertility, world population could increase by nearly twice as much as currently expected!”
Climate Disruption
“The connection between population growth and climate disruption is complex and controversial,” said Hempel. “There is no doubt that adding more people to the planet only exacerbates the great problems we now face. And there is no doubt that increased investment in voluntary family planning services is cheap compared to the price of war or of coping with climate disaster.
"But climate change is largely being driven by the industrialized consumption habits of developed nations—led by the U.S. Let's face it: as long as the U.S. is not seriously reducing its carbon emissions, advocating family planning elsewhere appears to blame climate change on "those other people".
"We must change our own society while at the same time helping others, if we are to achieve a more stable world. And we must do all this within the life-support system of one planet—while leaving habitat for non-human lives.
“That means, put simply, fewer people demanding less stuff. Saying it is easy; doing it is hard; not doing it has consequences many of us do not yet comprehend. As Lester Brown exhorts us: "First we need to decide what needs to be done. Then we do it. And then we ask if it is possible."
“As a new decade begins in 2010, The Population Press examines the state of the world—climate disruption, war, failed states, economic woes, the status of women—and what we need to do to become One—with each other and with the beautiful blue planet, Earth.”
You may contact Marilyn Hempel at or
If any of us, no matter what our race, creed or color might be, refuse to engage our U.S. Congress as we have not for 30 years as to the population/immigration equation-our children will find themselves living in a terribly degraded America where the American Dream will be described by the history books as a 'fleeting fantasy' from the era of 1950 to 2010.
These are several of the top organizations where you can take collective action to change the course of American history as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Take collective action at:
This is the best website to start: ; 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.
Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" , This movie illustrates America's future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning. It's a brilliant educational movie!
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by Dr. Jack Alpert-
Must see and funny: ;
Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom: ; Dave Gardner, President, Citizen-Powered Media ; Producing the Documentary, GROWTH BUSTERS; presents Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity, Join the cause at ;760 Wycliffe Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA; +1 719-576-5565
Check out this link with Wooldridge on bicycle and Lester Brown and panel discussion:
Tomorrow's Americaproject on
Producer: GEORGE A.
DC: 202-258-4887
Link to for more discussions on America's predicament.
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 He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715

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