You may have read about the results of the U.S. Census last week. The United States grows by 3.1 million people annually on its way to adding 100 million people within 25 years and 138 million people within 40 years. All totaled, demographic projections show the USA doubling from 310 million to 600 million by 2070 give or take a few years.
We already know what “THAT” kind of population overload created in countries like Mexico, India, China, Bangladesh and elsewhere: poverty, water shortages, resource limits, energy shortages, species extinction, lowering of quality of life, degraded standard of living, lowered educational opportunities, less medical care, crowding and worse. It’s already happening in America!
How can we work to stabilize US population to ensure a viable and sustainable future for all Americans? We need to raise the issue by our voices in print, on the radio and on television. If not you, then who? If not in 2011, then when?
Right now, some very powerful websites allow you to take action in a variety of ways.
http://www.populationspeakout.org/ to make a personal pledge to take action on as many levels as you wish. It’s called the “Global Population Speakout” and it starts in February 2011 or today is fine, too!
2011 is the year human population on Earth will exceed 7 billion. Thanks to you, the month of February will serve as a wake-up call to your friends, colleagues, local media, social networks, environmentalists and other social change advocates.
If you haven’t already, you may want to start thinking about how to fulfill your Pledge!
Letters to the Editor, Classroom Lecture, Blog Post, Press Release Facebook, Post Tweets, Tweets and Tweets, Posters, Video, Be creative!
Talk show radio call-in Write, call or email top TV programs like Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers, David Gregory, Bob Shieffer, Chris Mathews, Wolf Blitzer, Cafferty, GMA, Today Show
Addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org with Bob Shieffer, Face the Nation
email@example.com with David Gregory, Meet the Press
firstname.lastname@example.org Harry Smith or the new team
email@example.com Laurie Watson, producer
firstname.lastname@example.org with Katie Couric
email@example.com Charlie Rose
firstname.lastname@example.org Wolf Blitzer
email@example.com Fox News
firstname.lastname@example.org Matt Lauer
email@example.com with Greta
firstname.lastname@example.org producers for Today Show
email@example.com with Neal Conan at NPR
firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Ludden at NPR
email@example.com Glenn Beck
60M@cbsnews.com 60 Minutes producers
firstname.lastname@example.org Kathleen Parker, Elliot Spitzer
letters@USAToday.com letter to editor
letters@NYTimes.com letter to editor
letters@LATimes.com letter to editor
email@example.com Tucker Carlson
firstname.lastname@example.org Neil Cavuto
email@example.com O’Reilly, Bill
firstname.lastname@example.org with Jim Lehrer
email@example.com Oprah Winfrey TV Show
That should get you going! If you want more addresses, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Don’t know what to say? Here’s a template that will give you an idea of what to say in your letter or phone call. Customize it to fit your concerns:
Dear Mr. Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer, Bill Moyers or whomever:
Re: Story idea for your show
Thank you for your great work on your television show. I feel that you bring Americans the best information in order to make decisions that affect our country and the world.
In 2011, the human race will hit 7.0 billion people. Humans add 1 billion added people every 13 years. At the same time, the USA adds 3.1 million annually on its way to adding 100 million people by 2035—a scant 25 years from now. It expects to double to 600,000,000 within 60 to 70 years.
With our water shortages today, energy crisis, environmental problems and resource depletion along with “Peak Oil”, not to mention quality of life and standard of living issues, I would like to see your program interview top U.S. experts like Dr. Albert Bartlett at www.albartlett.org ; Roy Beck at www.NumbersUSA.org ; Governor Richard D. Lamm of Colorado; David Paxson of www.WorldPopulationBalance.org ; William Ryerson at www.populationmedia.org ; Frosty Wooldridge at www.frostywooldridge.com ; Edward C. Hartmann at www.thepopulationfix.org ; Joe Bish at www.globalpopulationspeakout.org ; Dr. Diana Hull at www.thesocialcontract.com ; Kathleene Parker, Santa Fe, NM; Bromwell Ault at email@example.com; Richard Heinberg at Heinberg@postcarbon.org ; Brenda Walker at www.limitstogrowth.org ; Mark Krikorian at www.cis.org , and others like Dr. Tainter, Dr. Catton, Dr. Otis Graham, Dan Stein, Bob Dane, Ira Melman, Susan Tulley, Robert Engleman, Chris Clugston, John Rohe, Dr. John Tanton,
Marylou Tanton, Marilyn Hempel, and more.
Thank you for pursing America’s most pressing issue and most avoided issue in the 21st century. Let’s change course before we add another 100 million people to our already unsustainable civilization. We need to become a beacon to the world.
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 word “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org