Frosty Wooldridge

CONNECTING THE DOTS

More About: Environment

PART 31: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—END OF ONE ERA, START ANOTHER

This continuing series brings you, a concerned American, more information on what this civilization faces and what we can do to change course toward a viable and positive future for our children and all living creatures.
 
Peak Everything: Waking Up to a Century of Declines By Richard Heinberg, New Society Publishers,   ISBN-10: 086571598X ,   ISBN-13: 978-0865715981, www.postcarbon.org; www.richardheinberg.com
 
Richard Heinberg said, “"...the discussions in Denmark took place in a conceptual fantasy world in which climate change is the only global crisis that matters much; in which rapid economic growth is still an option; in which fossil fuels are practically limitless; in which a western middle class staring at the prospect of penury can be persuaded voluntarily to transfer a significant portion of its rapidly evaporating wealth to other nations; in which subsistence farmers in poor nations should all aspire to become middle-class urbanites; and in which the subject of human overpopulation can barely be mentioned . It's no wonder more wasn't achieved in Copenhagen."   http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=311db31977054c5ef58219392&id=1853646c28&e=411677039a 
 
“The historic, global shift from a regime of cheap fossil fuel energy sources to one of declining and expensive fossil fuels and scarce replacements will impact every living person, every community, and every nation,” said Heinberg.  “Global Climate Change will similarly affect every human being—and every ecosystem as well.  Much of the human impact will be measurable in economic terms; however individual and collective psychological effects will perhaps be of equal and often greater significance. 
 
"Generations that have been trained to want or expect easy, quick, automated abundance will find themselves having to adapt instead to a regime in which everything takes longer and requires more effort; in which there will often not be enough fuel or food to go around. How will people respond?  How can community leaders prepare to deal with adverse or even desperate psychological reactions?”
 
Heinberg raises a hell of a question!
 
Professor of Geology at the University of Oregon Walter Youngquist answered, “As we go from this happy hydrocarbon bubble we have reached now to a renewable energy resource economy, which we do this century, will the “civil” part of civilization survive?  As we both know there is no way that alternative energy sources can supply the amount of per capita energy we enjoy now, much less for the 9 billion expected by 2050. And energy is what keeps this game going. We are involved in a Faustian bargain—selling our economic souls for the luxurious life of the moment, but sooner or later the price has to be paid.” 
 
How will we react?  Once people start starving or lack water, they revert to their ‘animal’ roots, their animal proclivities and their animal natures. What might that be you ask?  Simple: tribes, bandits, violence, fight, and flight! Anyone reading this series will nod their heads in agreement.
 
Heinberg said, “The late psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, author of the path breaking book, On Death and Dying, is famous for distinguishing five psychological stages of grief typically traversed by people who have recently been informed that they have a fatal illness—denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.”
 
As to Peak Oil, this entire country, leaders and citizens, stands nostril-deep in ‘denial’!  You cannot see one single piece of legislation or personal behavior change as to oil usage, conservation of electricity or resources. For example, only 30 percent of this country recycles!  The other 70 percent of us toss everything, everywhere!  Result: 3 million tons of plastic debris known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” floating in the Pacific, as well as the Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Southern and other oceans and seas!
 
While some push for food co-ops, others work for www.transitionUS.org and other organizations attempting to prepare this civilization and many other countries around the world for the definite loss of oil as the ‘driver’ for modern civilization.
 
For this writer and world traveler, I find it almost humorous, if not hysterical, because, as much as folks plant urban gardens and join clubs with ‘transition’ in mind, most of them do not possess any idea the incredible ‘wave’ of conflicts facing humanity with its compacted and enormous population centers.  Why? Because most people don’t give a damn! 
 
They wander through their daily lives without any preparation whatsoever—thus, they will be the ones marauding the cities for food and water.  They will, in fact, outnumber all the ones that prepared.
 
“The next few decades will be traumatic,” said Heinberg. “The slow squeeze of economic contraction will probably be punctuated by dramatic weather-related catastrophes, resource wars, and regional instances of societal collapse. As a result, we are likely to see widespread symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder—a condition first widely recognized among combat soldiers return from the Vietnam War.”
 
“Civilization... wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere,” said Richard Bach, author, Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
 
Again, we full throttle, steam toward adding 100 million to the USA within 25 years, but nobody lifts a finger or even blinks an eye.  One of the editors of a liberal online news site told readers that my series did not apply to the United States as if God will take care of us personally.   It’s not God I’m worried about; it’s Mother Nature that worries me.
 
“Imagine a country which employs the principles of personal responsibility,  freedom and accountability for future generations. Everything you do-counts!  If you do nothing, that counts likewise. When you read sobering information, do you want to give up or fall apart? Or, do you want to engage like Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, George and Martha Washington, John and Abigail Adams,  Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Oprah, Barbara Jordan, John Muir and other Americans. You represent the Jefferson’s, Oprah’s and Dr. King’s of the 21st century.  Consider it your honor and privilege to become a part of the solutions.  Engage the present to change the future! Become an agent of the change you wish to see.”  FW
##

In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, dispels the ‘theory’ that immigration helps other countries.  In fact, it destroys their ability to better themselves while it creates havoc within host countries.  Take five minutes to see for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE&feature=player_embedded

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-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTWduFB_RX0

Must see and funny: www.growthbusters.org ; www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXSTrW_dARc
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:

www.upnorthmedia.org/watchupnorthtv.asp?SDBFid=1631

Tomorrow's Americaproject on www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.

Producer: GEORGE A. COLBURNwww.tomorrowsamerica.com

DC: 202-258-4887

Email: gac@starbrightmc.com

Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America's predicament.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

www.starbrightmediacorp.com

www.tomorrowsamerica.com

##

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

5 Comments in Response to

Comment by Anonymous
Entered on:

      Many readers view this article as a recycled calumny that should be exposed to public viewing. To protect the reading public, this immigration and population misrepresentation and disinformation must be revealed. Targets of the truth campaign are recycled articles like this one. I wrote a letter to the Editor about it.   Read Letter . It is also in this link address where you may click on to open the letter:

Immigration & Population Lies That

 

 Our World Will End Should Be Exposed
Immigration Letter Written by bakadude
Date of Letter: 2010-11-03

 

Comment by Anonymous
Entered on:

      Many readers view this article as a recycled calumny that should be exposed to public viewing. To protect the reading public, this immigration and population misrepresentation and disinformation must be revealed. Targets of the truth campaign are recycled articles like this one. I wrote a letter to the Editor about it.   Read Letter . It is also in this link address where you may click on to open the letter:

Immigration & Population Lies That

 

 Our World Will End Should Be Exposed
Immigration Letter Written by bakadude
Date of Letter: 2010-11-03

 

Comment by Thx 1138
Entered on:

There are .588 HECTARES of ARABLE land in the U.S. for each and every American who lives here.  This doesn't count the LIVABLE areas in the cities and deserts and mountains.  Just the arable land.   That means that there are

1.45297964 acres of arable, farmable productive land for each and every man, woman and child living in America today.  There are over 1.5 million clean, sustainable water sources in the U.S.A. scattered throughout the land! Wake up, Frosty!  You have bought a lie!  And you are continuing to buy it in huge gulps!  There is no overpopulation problem here.  Any perception of a problem in being created by the ones with the agenda!   Jeesh!

 

 

Comment by Nick Barnett
Entered on:

Is there any way to block articles by certain authors from showing up in my feed? Let him post all he wants, I just wish I could filter them out easily.

Comment by Anonymous
Entered on:

 For my comment, click on this link … it is also at the bottom of the article.

                                 Letters to the Editor   •  More about Environment

 


Our Save-The-World Hero Hits The Lying Board Again – But I’m Suggesting A Truce And Move On
Written by: bakadude
Read Letter

 

 

 


Join us on our Social Networks:

 

Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network:

Stop Wars T-shirt at The Bitcoin Store