The Weight of Mass Immigration

28 January 2023
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As Tucker Carlson noted on 19 July 2022: The Great Replacement Is an Electoral Strategy. Republicans want cheap labor for their corporate donors and Democrats want the cheap votes.

We are importing millions of illegal aliens into our nation to displace American workers, while subsidizing them with taxpayer money.

Each immigrant invited into America - and especially each illegal alien who evades capture at our border - has a larger ecological footprint than they did in their home country. The vast majority are economic migrants: they come here for better jobs and a higher standard of living.

So how do you measure ecological footprint? A partial measurement includes consumption of raw materials.

This article contains an interesting graphic showing the weight of fuel and materials per capita in America: Visualizing U.S. Consumption of Fuel and Materials per Capita, by Bruno Venditti, Visual Capitalist, 27 January 2023:



The graphic shows that each American needs more than 39,000 lbs (~17,700 kb) of minerals and fossil fuel annually to maintain their standard of living. As immigrants and illegal aliens strive to increase their standard of living in America, they, too, will achieve this level of consumption.

It's not clear whether these figures include waste material that does not enter the economy per se. For example, mine tailings, waste rock, and earth at mine sites.

For example, the amount of gold entering the economy from placer mining is relatively miniscule, but the amount of earth that must be moved - and watercourses degraded - to achieve this output is enormous.

Another example is strip or surface mining for coal. Entire valleys can be filled in by "mountaintop removal."

The Sierra Club and other so-called "environmental" organizations conveniently ignore the fact that mass immigration is driving American population to double. They are frauds and bigots.

As are politicians who want to double America's population.

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?