“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.”
Harvard scholar and biologist E.O. Wilson
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”) Colorado 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.
The Colorado River water provides “dry-as-a-bone” states like Arizona, Nevada and California with water that won’t materialize with their population growth in the near future.
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: legal and illegal immigration, including their offspring.
How will we add the expected 100 million by 2035, which equals 25 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 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 project from ‘past’ emotional paradigm that ‘immigration’ built this country.
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 albartlett.org.
“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function." Dr. Al Bartlett
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?" Dr. Albert Bartlett
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:
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: www.numbersusa.com ; 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.
Also: www.fairus.org ; www.capsweb.org ; www.thesocialcontract.com ; www.populationmedia.org ; www.worldpopulationbalance.org ; www.populationconnection.org ; www.quinacrine.com ; www.familyplanning.org/ , www.skil.org ; www.growthbusters.com; www.populationpress.org ; www.thinkpopulation.org ; www.carryingcapacity.org ; www.balance.org ; www.controlgrowth.org ; in Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.optimumpopulation.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com.
Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" www.snagfilms.com/films/title/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! www.blindspotdoc.com
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by Dr. Jack Alpert-
Must see and funny: www.growthbusters.org
Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom: growthbusters.org/2010/03/save-the-polar-bear-in-your-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 www.growthbusters.org ;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 www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.
Producer: GEORGE A. COLBURNwww.tomorrowsamerica.com
Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America's predicament.
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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