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.
You may visit Joe Bish,
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!
to the Editor,
Tweets and Tweets,
show radio call-in
call or email top TV programs like Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers, David
Gregory, Bob Shieffer, Chris Mathews, Wolf Blitzer, Cafferty, GMA, Today 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
Beck at www.NumbersUSA.org
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
; Dr. Diana Hull at www.thesocialcontract.com
; Kathleene Parker, Santa Fe, NM;
Bromwell Ault at email@example.com
; Richard Heinberg at Heinberg@postcarbon.org
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