California Wildfires: Instead Of Talking About Climate Change, Look At Overpopulation

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Linda Thom
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21 November 2018
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National News
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... climate change is not the issue in California. The issue no one is talking about is population.

Former California resident Joe Guzzardi, now in Pennsylvania, explains here: Joe Guzzardi: California’s Worst Wildfires Must be a Wake-Up Call, Nooshawk, November 18, 2018 The population continues to increase, not only in California but also in the US. In 1950, California's population was 11 million. It is now 40 million. Has the water supply quadrupled?  Has the open space quadrupled? ...

All of the California  and US population increase since 1990 results from immigration and births to immigrants. If people want the statistics, I have them. 

A Google search for CA population 1950 brings up this graph of California, Texas and New York population growth.



Since 1972, the U. S. total fertility rate has been at or below replacement level, 2.1.  It is currently 1.8. So why has the US population continued to rise?  Immigration. Here’s a a chart of the growth from NumbersUSA.


U.S. Population Growth 1900-2010 -