America's Exploding Population Predicament

Article author: 
Frosty Wooldridge
Article publisher: 
Daily Camera
Article date: 
10 December 2019
Article category: 
Our American Future
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Yes, millions of refugees worldwide desperately want to immigrate to Europe, Canada and America. Yes, they face horrific challenges in their countries. And yes, our hearts break at the wrongs in the world.

At the same time, in a recent editorial in the Camera, Bloomberg News chided President Trump for shutting down refugee numbers to a minimum. Bad? Good? In-between?

Let’s examine what Americans face if we continue immigration-driven 'exponential growth' not only in Colorado but in America. First of all, America absorbs over 1,000,000 legal immigrants annually. According to the Pew Research Center, we allow at least 500,000 illegal aliens to cross our southern border and/or overstay their visas annually. That’s a whopping 1.5 million more people added annually. They, in turn, birth 900,000 babies annually. (Source: Additionally, at 330 million people living in America, we add another 1,000,000, net gain ourselves, annually. That totals over 3.1 million added people to the USA annually.

The U.S. Census Bureau projects the USA jumping from 300 million in 2006 to 440 million by 2050. That’s an increase of 140 million people. Do we want that number to burden America’s future generations? Can we survive those numbers as to water, energy and resources? Can we survive the environmental onslaught as to "catastrophic climate destabilization"?

Colorado expects its population to jump from 5.7 million to over 10 million within 31 years. Can we sustain those numbers? Can we survive the gridlock and air pollution? Can I-70 take us to the mountains for skiing or camping? Will we enjoy enough water, oil and resources to maintain our standard of living and our consumption as well as waste? At this point, NO ONE will address this issue. 

At 1.4 billion people, China seethes with humanity and copes with unsolvable environmental degradation while India, at 1.25 billion, limps into the 21st century with entrenched poverty, illiteracy, horrendous environmental chaos, and appalling civilizational despair.

At the same time, legal and illegal immigration drive America’s population juggernaut toward 440 million people. What will that look like? Answer: with the addition of 140 million more people, net gain, we will double the populations of our 35 most populated cities. For example, New York City, at 8.3 million, will jump to 16.6 million. Los Angeles at 11 million will hit 22 million. Florida at 18 million will jump to 36 million people. Exponential population growth, much like a cancer cell, grows until it kills its host.

What does that mean for the United States? Currently, we face enormous scarcity issues with water in seven states, led by California, Arizona and into Florida. California will add a projected 20 million more people by mid-century. At some point no viable solutions will exist. Califoornia and America will face irreversible consequences with unsolvable problems.

Beyond America, the rest of the world will add three billion more people by 2050 according to the United Nations world population projections. Africa's population alone will explode from 1.1 billion today to 2.0 billion in 2050 and 4.0 billion by the end of the century. What do such enormous and unsustainable populations do? They migrate. They flood into Europe, Canada and America.

When you consider the fact that adding another 140 million people will massively increase carbon exhaust into the biosphere, we face "catastrophic climate destabilizatioon" on a level not known since the dinosaurs vanished.

Once America reaches 440 million people, everyone becomes a victim with few viable solutions.

Thus, let the American and Colorado citizens demand, with their knowledge of what's coming, a national discussion and debate with our leaders. Let's engage our top food, farming, resource experts, environmentalists, species extinction experts, climate professionals and other experts who understand our predicament. They need to be interviewed on 60 Minutes, NPR, PBS and every network regularly to educate the American people. Those experts might offer solutions now before, at some point in the future, when no solutions will solve our dilemma.

What kind of a world would you like to hand over to your kids? Because if you fail to act, fail to speak up, your kids face an extremely unpleasant "Tragedy of the Commons" in their future.


Too Many of Us? The Demographic Issue Must Not Be a Taboo, by Thomas Schmid, Pressenza, published on American Renaissance, December 8, 2019:

While concerns about climate change are increasing, the debate on the demographic issue has also got underway: can our planet feed 8 billion human beings?...

How can we measure whether a country has reached the level of overpopulation? When it is no longer able to meet the needs of its population and must resort to massive imports of food and energy from abroad and overseas. This is the case for the UK, which today produces only 52% of the food (and 64% of the energy) it consumes....

Perhaps we should clarify that the expression “zero growth” referred to a population, generally perceived as negative, does not mean that no more children are born. In fact, it represents an optimal condition of stability, in which the number of births perfectly compensates for the number of deaths....

Finally, in examining the demographic issue, we must necessarily take into account the non-human world, that is, all forms of life and their right to exist: animals, plants and phenomena that we normally consider lifeless (inert)....

The need to move from a capitalistic-competitive economic system to a decentralized and cooperative one is more urgent than ever....

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See this interesting 5 minute interactive tutorial: Understanding Exponential Growth.