Sierra Club is Hostile to America

In his April 6, 2013 article: "Dwyer: Sierra Club is Hostile to America" Mark Andrew Dwyer assailed the Sierra Club's opposition to nuclear energy, saying:

Sierra Club just took on San Onofre, Calif., nuclear power plant, urging the residents to demand cutting public funding for its operation...

Sierra Club already opposes coal-powered electric plants because they pollute... [and] also opposes hydroelectric plants because they disturb wildlife...

Now, Sierra Club turns against nuclear plants...

Sierra Club wants to move the clock of history back to the times when wind, sun, and human and animal work were the only direct sources of energy for human endeavor. Since at present time there is no known and tested way of turning the American economy onto wind-and-solar powered, if Sierra Club prevails in its demands then the economy will be decimated and most of us will have to rely on our heavy work to survive, just like our distant ancestors had...

Clearly the Sierra Club missed the boat, but not for the reasons Dwyer delineated. The pertinent question that must be asked is: why do we need more and more electric power? The answer is quite obvious: more and more people.

American women voluntarily adopted replacement level fertility (2.1 children per woman) in 1972. Our population was projected to increase some due to population momentum, where children would grow up to have children of their own while their parents were still alive, then our population would have gradually declined to a sustainable level.

All that changed, thanks to mass immigration - which is driving US population to double within the lifetimes of children born today.

Back in the early 1990's, the Sierra Club understood the population - environment connection, and embraced a population policy which included reducing mass immigration as the driving force behind our devastating population growth. But the Sierra Club sold out to the tune of a $100 million donation from megabucks donor David Gelbaum, who said to Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope:

I did tell Carl Pope in 1994 or 1995 that if they ever came out anti-immigration, they would never get a dollar from me."

The Sierra Club's gag order on immigration-driven population growth continues to this day. As a result, they merely tilt helplessly at the manifest symptoms of population growth.

While the Sierra Club clearly leaped off the boat in the name of profit, Dwyer doesn't even see the boat. Doubling America's population is imminently hostile to America. It will doubly diminish the natural ecosystems upon which we depend, including natural resources we draw down - such as water, farmland, and overseas oil.

Depleting our natural environment while doubling our population may indeed sentence future generations to the dire future which Dwyer forebodes and the Sierra Club implicitly embraces.


Update: additional reading:

The following article was published on June 11, 2013: POLITICO’s Samuelsohn Cheer-Leads Environmentalist Sell-Out (And We Mean Sell-Out) To Treason Lobby, by Brenda Walker, Vdare.dom. The article is well-written, interesting, and accurate (I know, I was there).