- "The raging monster upon the land is population
growth. In its presence, sustainability is but a fragile theoretical construct.
To say, as many do, that the difficulties of nations are not due to people
but to poor ideology and land-use management is sophistic." --Harvard
scholar and biologist E.O. Wilson
- Re: Colorado NPR report-"11.5 billion gallon shortage
annually predicted" 12/1/09
- Ironically, everyone demands cleaner air, but don't stop
economic and human growth. Stop gridlock traffic, but don't touch
growth. Stop species extinction, but never end growth. Let's stop climate
change, but leave growth alone. Stop acid rain, but don't stop growth.
Work on alternative energy, but don't stop growth. We insist on lower energy
and water prices, but don't stop growth and demand. Let's conceive of
every 'green solution', but don't ever stop growth!
- In other words, let's attempt to solve our energy, water
and climate change predicament by dealing with a pyramid of effects, but
doing nothing to address the root cause. That's like a three pack a day
smoker that wants his lung cancer cured, but he said, "I am willing
to try any solution to cure my lung cancer as long as you don't tell me
to stop smoking."
- While the United States stands at 310 million, it adds
8,100 people net gain daily. The US adds 3.1 to 3.4 million annually on
our way to adding 100 million net gain by 2035 and another 38 million to
hit 438 million by 2050-a total of 138 million added humans. Unfortunately,
Mother Nature does not rain or snow more, nor does she create more ground
water-just to water and feed that extra 138 million. On top of that, U.S.
Census Bureau projections show us doubling to 600 million by 2070 or sooner.
- Additionally, world population projections show humans
adding 1.0 billion humans every 13 years! That's a whopping 3.0 billion
humans more stomping around on this planet by mid century. What do they
all need to live and eat? Water!
- But today, 1.0 billion humans cannot obtain one clean
glass of drinking water daily. The natural consequences: Result: 10 million
children starvation deaths and eight million adult starvation deaths annually.
(Source: World Health Organization)
- Back in the USA-we seem to think we remain immune to
overpopulation as to water supplies. We would be VERY wrong with that assumption!
- Atlanta, Georgia maxed out its water carrying capacity
four years ago, but with its current 8.2 million, the Peach State expects
to double to 16.4 million within four decades. "Hey buddy; can you
spare me a dimeI mean, glass of water?"
- Florida drilled so many wells; they suffer sink holes
up and down the peninsula. Yet, they keep building homes and malls. Dumb
and dumber! They expect to grow from 18 million to 36 million in less
than 40 years.
- Colorado Public Radio announced on Monday, 12/1/09, that
Colorado faces grave water shortages in the coming decades. We can expect
an 11.5 billion gallon annual shortfall. With predicted population growth
of five to six million by mid century, (Source: Fogel/Martin "US Population
Projections") Colorado cannot and will not be able to maintain water
supplies for humans let alone animals and crops. Mark Koebrich at Channel
9, Denver, NBC News, announced that Denver expects to add two million residents
in the coming years.
- While Colorado adds 100,000 new residents annually, net
gain, America's overpopulation poster-child State of California adds 1,700
people net gain daily on their way to adding 20 million in 30 years! They
add 400 vehicles 24/7! Where do those millions come from? They flee other
overpopulated countries from around the globe. Immigration fuels 90 percent
of California's population growth.
- The Colorado River water provides "dry-as-a-bone"
states like Arizona, Nevada and California with water that won't materialize
with their population growth in the near future.
- That's like a 400 pound obese man suffering from heart
disease being told to go on a diet, but all he does is let out four more
notches on his belt!
- Ironically, National Public Radio will report on the
consequences of overpopulation, but they NEVER mention the root cause.
Why not? What for? How come?
- Since the American female averaged 2.03 children since
1970, our own citizens do not cause population growth, so what does? How
did we add 100 million people in the past 40 years?
- Simple: legal and illegal immigration, including their
- How will we add the expected 100 million by 2035, which
equals 25 years from now? Again, immigration!
- S+R=O: Situation plus response=outcome
- Cause and effect equal results. If we keep adding population,
we cannot keep expanding our finite resources such as water, energy and
space. Thus, everything you read about occurring around the world such
as starvation and poverty will, at some point, manifest in the United States.
No way around it!
- As a civilization, we cannot escape S+R=O or cause and
effect equals result.
- Do we think we can escape our growing consequences? Apparently!
Every governor and businessman in this country advocates growth. Our U.S.
Congress injects 2.5 million more people into the USA annually from a line
of people growing by 77 million annually worldwide. Americans project from
'past' emotional paradigm that 'immigration' built this country.
- In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video,
"Immigration, Poverty, and Gum balls", Roy Beck, director of
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:
- Listen up folks; our ancestors thought we lived on a
flat Earth! They thought the sun rotated around the Earth, etc.
- Let's create new paradigms for the 21st century. Let's
push for a "U.S. Stabilized Population Policy"; "U.S. Conservation
Water Usage Policy" and "U.S. Energy Policy". Nationally,
a "U.S. Sustainable Immigration Policy of 100,000 or less Annually."
- No need to add 100 million to the USA! No benefit
and only serious consequences will result. We need to shift paradigms toward
a sustainable future. For an outstanding video of our 'predicament', visit
- "The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our
inability to understand the exponential function." Dr. Al Bartlett
- Dr. Bartlett has given his celebrated lecture, "Arithmetic,
Population and Energy" over 1,600 times. His collected writings have
been published in the book, The Essential Exponential! For the Future
of Our Planet.
- "Can you think of any problem in any area of human
endeavor on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution
is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases
in population, locally, nationally, or globally?" --Dr. Albert Bartlett
- 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