Frosty Wooldridge

Every time a new person lands on the United States, a total of 12.6 acres of land must be destroyed to support that individual.  Described as a human ‘ecological footprint’ accelerated by human population growth, it causes habitat loss, greater pollution, larger carbon footprint and accelerating loss of wilderness.

Worse, added humans to America create horrific carbon emissions. They drive cars, heat homes, burn wood and use electricity while purchasing goods from stores that burn gas, use electricity and sell goods that use resources, gas and electricity to be manufactured.

Today, the United States imports 2.5 million plus immigrants from an already overcrowded world that adds 77 million humans annually.  Because of that influx, the United States expects, along with ‘population momentum’, to add 100 million people in 26 years by 2035. 

When you multiply 100 million times 12.6 acres of land, that equals the destruction of 1.26 billion acres of wilderness.  A quick study reveals horrific habitat loss for wild creatures.  So much so, the 48 contiguous states suffer a loss of 2,500 plants and animals to extinction every decade in the 21st century. That figure cannot help but accelerate if we continue adding immigrants that magnifies our population.

In California, 1,655 people, via all forms of immigration, add themselves to that state every day!  Another 400 cars added to their roads like searing magma, which multiplies the danger while Californians fume in their cars while they eject carbon emission fumes into the atmosphere. 

Current demographic projections show California adding 20 million people in 30 years or less.  No amount of carbon emission mitigation can combat an added 20 million peoples’ carbon exhaust pipes.

In a new bid to educate the public, Dr. Diana Hull, president of www.capsweb.org launched a new campaign, “This week CAPS began rolling out a multi-media, multi-market ad campaign making the link between too much population growth, too fast and environmental degradation. The campaign includes broadcast radio and television and will be launched in markets across California over the next two weeks.”

After meeting with Dr. Hull in Washington DC this month, I am excited that her organization spearheads what every state needs, “The campaign recognizes immigration as the number one factor driving U.S. population growth and makes the point that when immigrants settle in the U.S. their energy use quickly becomes Americanized. As a result immigrants' carbon emissions skyrocket. The result is a quadrupling of immigrants' carbon footprint compared to the amount of carbon emissions they produced in their home countries.

“CAPS is launching the ad campaign as environmental sensitivity heightens with the approach of the United Nations Climate Change Conference and as the Obama administration grapples with Climate Change and Energy policy. The administration is addressing domestic energy and conservation policy as America faces the largest population increase in its history. According to 2008 U.S. Census Bureau projections, U.S. population will jump from 308 million today to more than 400 million by 2040. That's a 33 percent increase yielding an additional 100 million more people in just the next 30 years. It's an increase equivalent to adding another entire Western half of the country. According to Pew Research, 82 percent of that growth will be a result of immigration and births to immigrants.”

Diana Hull commented, "Imagine taking close to 100 million people with a relatively small carbon footprint and quadrupling their carbon emissions overnight just by moving them to the U.S. That's going to significantly impact Global Warming. Cutting immigration to the U.S. isn't the only thing we should do to solve the global warming problem, but stopping mass immigration, especially from low carbon use nations will go a long way towards a solution because it is a significant contributor to the problems we face."

Hull pointed out that Californians made significant progress in energy conservation over the last couple of decades. However, the progress has been mitigated by massive population growth over the same period, driven by immigration and births to immigrants.

Hull related California's experience to world conservation efforts, commenting, "People meeting in Copenhagen this December need to publicly recognize that if global population growth does not slow, the world's laudable conservation efforts will be overwhelmed just like our experience in California. The subject of mass population growth needs to be approached with sensitivity but we've got to get it on the agenda."

Does your state feature a Dr. Diana Hull to lead away from massive, unrelenting immigration-driven population growth?  If not, contact her on how you can get started.  www.capsweb.org

Get involved as if every child and your children’s lives depend on what Dr. Hull and you do today to mitigate overpopulation in America.


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.