- Re: 'Climate Affects Water Planning' Finley -
- 9-1-10 Denver Post
- As you can see in this article published in the Denver
Post today, Colorado faces a severe water-shortage-future as it adds an
extra five million people to its already overburdened 5.1 million population
in 2010. The reporter asks the usual questions of the usual experts,
and scribbles down the 'usual' answers. However, none of the experts and
none of their answers solve the problem. We cannot simultaneously add
five million people to Colorado and solve our water problems no matter
how much we conservation.
- Have you ever noticed why the media deliberately, methodically
and systematically avoids the 'population equation'? Why do they avoid,
evade, ignore and suppress the core cause of water shortages, air pollution
and a litany of our problems? Their own kids will be 'drowning' in the
consequences, yet they steadfastly will not interview anyone that talks
- Therefore, as a straight forward journalist, I am enlisting
you to write the Denver Post editors and ask them yourselves. Or, ask
the editors of your own newspaper why they fail and fail "on purpose"
to address the overpopulation equation facing America as it accelerates
at terrific speed toward adding 100 million people in the next 25 years.
- Here's my letter to the reporters and editors of the
Denver post. You may use any or all of it as you wish:
- To: Mr. Bruce Finley, journalist, Denver Post, and staff, firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Vince Carroll email@example.com ; Dan Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Barbara Ellis at email@example.com ; Mary Idler firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
- From: Frosty Wooldridge, journalist, BeforeItsNews.com,
- Re: "Climate affects water planning" Finley,
9/1/10, Denver Post
- Dear Mr. Finley and Denver Post staff:
- Once again, thank you for your excellent report on Colorado
and Florida's water predicament. You could add Arizona, California, Nevada
and Georgia to that list.
- As scientists continue focusing on 'carbon footprint'
caused by humans burning 84 million barrels of oil 24/7 as well as billions
of tons of coal and enormous amounts of natural gas and wood-we expect
accelerating climate destabilization. Additionally, we can expect accelerating
water shortages as our population balloons beyond the carrying capacity
of Colorado and other states. However, that 'issue' never makes it into
the equation. In fact, overpopulation remains the most avoided, evaded,
suppressed and ignored aspect of water shortages, climate change, species
extinction, air pollution, gridlocked traffic, quality of life, etc.
- "Every cause is a lost cause, without limiting population,"
said Paul Ehrlich, author of Population Bomb.
- The question not asked that must be addressed: what does
Colorado do when it adds a projected five million people within 40 years?
What actions does Colorado take when California adds another 20 million
within 30 years and demands that much more water from the Colorado River?
How about Arizona adding four million and another million to Nevada by
mid century? How will their needs affect Colorado's needs? At the same
time, Florida expects to double its population by another 18 million people.
We face another 100 million Americans all needing water. (Source:
Fogel/Martin "US Population Projections")
- Instead of interviewing 'experts' that address the water
crisis and 'present' outmoded 20th century solutions, which solve
nothing other than kicking the can down the road-could you interview experts
that address the water issue or any issue from the 'population equation'
standpoint in the 21st century. How about asking questions such as,
"What will solve this water problem for the short and long term?"
"What must Colorado do to ensure water and resources for future generations?"
"How can we move toward a sustainable future?" If an interviewee
dodges the question-repeat the question to get to the root cause: overpopulation.
Obvious long term solution: stable population.
- Stellar national experts both scientific and political:
- Dr. Albert Bartlett at CU, www.albartlett.org
- Dr. John Tanton, www.thesocialcontract.com , email@example.com
- Dr. Jack Alpert, www.skil.org
- Gov. Richard Lamm
- Dr. Diana Hull, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Joyce Tarnow, email@example.com (Florida)
- William Dickinson author of "Bio-Centric Imperative", firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lindsey Grant, Juggernaut, Growth on a Finite Planet;
Too Many People, email@example.com
- Richard Heinberg, firstname.lastname@example.org ,
author Peak Everything: facing a century of declines
- Dave Gardner's Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest
for Prosperity, Join the cause at www<http://www.growthbusters.com/>.growthbusters.org
- Richard Heinberg:
- "...the discussions in Denmark took place in a
conceptual fantasy world in which climate change is the only global crisis that
matters much; in which rapid economic growth is still an option; in which
fossil fuels are practically limitless; in which a western middle class
staring at the prospect of penury can be persuaded voluntarily to transfer
a significant portion of its rapidly evaporating wealth to other nations;
in which subsistence farmers in poor nations should all aspire to become
middle-class urbanites; and in which the subject of human overpopulation
can barely be mentioned.
- ... It's no wonder more wasn't achieved in Copenhagen." http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=311d
- Without addressing the population issue, we continue
kicking the can down the road, but one day, we will be faced with Hobson's
Choice. That will prove most unpleasant.
- "We must alert and organize the world's people to
pressure world leaders to take specific steps to solve the two root causes
of our environmental crises - exploding population growth and wasteful
consumption of irreplaceable resources. Over-consumption and overpopulation
underlie every environmental problem we face today." Jacques-Yves
- Kindest regards,
- Frosty Wooldridge
- Golden, CO
- 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