Part 8: The Immigration factor—if we do nothing—accelerating consequences
To refresh you as to the educational intent of this series, please understand the implications and ramifications of adding 100 million immigrants to this country within the next 38 years. Please understand that we added 100 million immigrants in the last 45 years and the projected population increase will be 100 million net gain within 25 years and 138 million by 2050—a blink in time. Of that number, 100 million will be third world immigrants. At the same time, it solves nothing as third world countries add 1 billion desperate people every 12 years. We face a serious future with these numbers.
If we fail to change course, if we fail to drastically reduce all immigration to less than 100,000 annually instead of our current 3.1 million, our civilization will succumb to endless and accelerating consequences.
How do I know I am 100 percent correct in my understanding of what we face? As a six continent world traveler, I witnessed what America faces in other countries that overwhelmed their carrying capacity. Why do you think they flee to America and other Western countries? Why didn’t they do something intelligent before they brought such consequences on themselves and their children? Answer: illiteracy, culture, religion and lack of awareness.
Let’s talk about water. We already face water shortages in Georgia, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Arizona and California.
Take California first: that beleaguered state adds 1,655 people every single day of the year, every year of each decade. (Source: www.CapsWeb.org) At 38 million today, it expects to exceed 58 million within 30 years. It adds 400 to 450 vehicles to its roads 24/7. As it siphons more of the Colorado River, at some point, the Colorado River will not be able to provide water for Nevada, Arizona and California.
Today, north Georgia, at 8.2 million people, struggles with water levels lowering fast on Lake Lanier. Can you imagine in 38 years when Georgia doubles to 16.4 million people what will happen when Lake Lanier runs dry? It’s not going to be pretty. Clint Eastwood said, “Whiskey is for drinkin’ and water is for fightin’!”
Celebrities like Matt Damon have helped raise awareness about the global water shortage, which affects one in three people worldwide, but many don't realize that the crisis includes the United States. "Water is becoming increasingly scarce around the globe as more and more is needed to sustain human development," said Emily Gordon, senior associate in the state and local initiatives department. "Part of that is because only 1 percent of the Earth's freshwater is easily accessible to [humans]. We expect that 36 states will have water shortages by 2013."
How about gasoline with an added 100 million people to the USA? Read Chris Steiner’s book $20 Per Gallon. That price will gobble your wallet as surely as the coming of the dawn. It will change everything in our country and that $20 per gallon price will arrive much faster as we add 100 million immigrants. Your food, transport, heating, cooling, clothing and everything will cost you a tremendous amount of your income. In fact, China adds 16 million new cars to its country annually. They are expected to burn 98 million barrels of oil daily by 2030. (Source: The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler)
We already burn 84 million barrels around the world daily in 2012. Can you imagine the horrific cost of drilling for more oil, much less finding it, in 38 years with a demand of 200 million barrels of oil daily when the human population grows from 7.1 billion today to 10 billion in 38 years? I suspect that $20 will be cheap if supplies last. As to Peak Oil which we reached in 2011, supplies won’t last. Read Peak Everything: Facing a century of Decline by Richard Heinberg.
Please understand this for you and your children: everything in America runs on oil. This civilization cannot exist without oil. We import 7 of 10 barrels today. We are so far beyond the carrying capacity of North America already. No amount of alternative energy will provide the energy we need like oil. The fact is, it’s limited and it will end.
“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.” Walter Youngquist, energy
How about food? This summer, the USA suffered the worst drought in the history of our country. Farmers plowed under millions of acres of crops that died in the parched soils. What happens when we add 100 million immigrants and suffer those same droughts in 2035 or 2050? Today, it’s a big problem; by 2050, it will be an unsolvable disaster.
The green revolution was instigated as a result of the efforts of Norman Borlaug, who, while accepting the Nobel peace prize in 1970, said: "The green revolution has won a temporary success in man's war against hunger and deprivation; it has given man a breathing space. If fully implemented, the revolution can provide sufficient food for sustenance during the next three decades. But the frightening power of human reproduction must also be curbed; otherwise the success of the green revolution will be ephemeral only."
Let’s talk about carbon footprint. Every added person to the USA jumps his or her carbon footprint from 10 to as high as 30 times the impact. Why? Because they go from walking to driving a car. They go from a grass hut to a heated/air conditioned house. Their kids go from dirt floors to heated malls, schools and entertainment centers. Their carbon footprint explodes through the roof.
With 100 million more immigrants, that’s at least 40-50 million more cars burning over 35 million barrels of oil daily. (US burns 22 million today, but will reach 35-40 million as we add 138 million) That’s 30 to 40 more million homes and millions of more schools and businesses that burn coal, oil and natural gas. All that polluted air dumps into the oceans to acidify the salt water. That makes life for plants and marine creatures toxic and unlivable.
At the same time, that many people forces more raping of our oceans as to food. We will see fisheries collapse from the massive need to feed 138 million more people. At the same time, another 3 billion humans will be trying to feed themselves all over the planet. We may beat Mother Nature down for awhile longer, but remember she always bats last.
In part 8, I will cover what will happen to your kids on an individual level as to jobs, environment, quality of life and standard of living IF we allow this massive overload of immigrants to continue. If we do nothing, this future will become a reality IF we allow our civilization to be overrun by 100 million immigrants. So, will you sit there and let it happen? Again, you can change history by employing Parts 3 and 4 of this series. You can also empower yourself by joining for free the three organizations below. Let’s create that power by adding 10 million Americans to the effort of each organization. We can force this issue to the very top of the national agenda.
Join www.NumbersUSA.org and become a faxer and phone caller. Join www.CapsWeb.org and become a faxer and phone caller. Join www.FAIRus.Org to become part of nearly 1.5 million Americans that will change the course of history toward a viable civilization.
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
Part 1: The Immigration factor—inviting 100 million people into USA
Part 2: The immigration factor— the reasons for endless immigration, Silent Majority
Part 3: The Immigration factor—using social media to bring change in government policies in our republic
Part 4: The Immigration factor—accelerating consequences, freedoms curtailed, quality of life degraded, standard of living out the window, environment degradation
Part 5: The immigration factor—if we do nothing—what we face
Part 6: The Immigration factor—if we do nothing—ecological footprint
Part 7: The Immigration factor—if we do nothing—accelerating consequences
Part 8: The immigration factor—if we do nothing—individual consequences
Par 9: The immigration factor ---what it will look like in America if we fail to stop mass immigration
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America. His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/ Motivational program: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, click: