- Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time Magazine, in
October 2006 wrote an essay promoting America's population growth, "We
need to continue growing but in smarter more sustainable ways." Warning;
The man has a dog in the fight. Follow the money.
- A picture of Stengel wearing a suit and tie along with
a smile accompanied his essay "Tracking America's Journey." He
looks intelligent, but his words betray his understanding of America's
population dilemma. Stengel illustrates 20th century thinking in
the harsh realities of the 21st century. In other words, he's clueless
as to what he's talking about. However, he looks good, and works
for a prominent corporation (Time, Inc.) so millions of people think he
knows what he's promoting. He does not !
- Albert Einstein warned,
- "The problems in the world today are so enormous
they cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created them."
- In his essay, Stengel illustrated our glorious past population
growth and projected our adding 100 million people in three decades. He
said, "Unlike Japan and Europe, the U.S. is still growing at a healthy
clip." He neglected to state that millions of those uneducated
immigrants flee from overpopulated countries that can't feed their populations.
That phenomenon fuels our population growth, and steers our future.
- Stengel seems not to understand that you can't maintain
a 'healthy' and 'sustainable' growing population ad infinitum. The
two stand diametrically opposed to one another. Stengel subscribes
to antiquated 20th century thinking. He presents well, but he's totally
out of touch with the consequences of what he promotes.
- His kind of thinking drives California's current 37.5
million onward to 79 million in 40 years. Stengel's thinking adds
12 million people to Texas in 18 years.
- Let's get down to brass tacks on the absurdity of unending
growth and sustainability!
- Dr. Albert Bartlett, physics professor at the University
of Colorado, and brilliant demographic expert wrote, "Arithmetic,
Population and Energy." You may obtain a copy of the video by
calling 303-492-2670 or emailing Mr. Herb Rodriguez at <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org
Viewing that video would cause Time Editor Richard Stengel
to write a different essay on America's future. Why? He could
no longer romanticize. He couldn't write glowingly about the future
with an added 100 million people. He couldn't obfuscate the facts
we face as civilization headed for an unsustainable future. Dr. Bartlett
- THE MEANING OF SUSTAINABILITY
- First, we must accept the idea that "sustainable"
has to mean "for an unspecified long period of time." Yes,
far into the future.
- Second, we must acknowledge the mathematical fact that
steady growth gives very large numbers in modest periods of time. For
example, a population of 10,000 people growing at 7 percent per year will
become a population of 10,000,000 people in just 100 years. Please,
stop and think about that; TEN MILLION for every TEN THOUSAND.
- From these two statements we can see that the term "sustainable
growth" implies "increasing endlessly," which means that
the growing quantity will tend to become infinite in size. The finite
size of resources, ecosystems, the environment, and the Earth, lead one
to the most fundamental truth of sustainability:
- When applied to material things, the term
- "sustainable growth" is an oxymoron.
- The terms "sustainable" and "sustainability"
burst into the global lexicon in the 1980s as the electronic news media
made people increasingly aware of the growing global problems of overpopulation,
drought, famine, and environmental degradation that had been the subject
of "Limits to Growth" in the early 1970s.
- A great increase of awareness came with the publication
of the report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and
Development, the Brundtland Report, which is available in bookstores under
the title "Our Common Future."
- In graphic and heart-wrenching detail, the report places
before the reader the enormous problems and suffering that are being experienced
with growing intensity every day throughout the underdeveloped world. In
the foreword, before there was any definition of "sustainable,"
there was the ringing call:
- "What is needed now is a new era of economic growth
- growth that is forceful and at the same time socially and environmentally
- One should be struck by the fact that here is a call
for "economic growth" that is "sustainable." One
has to ask if it is possible to have an increase in economic activity without
having increases in the rates of consumption of nonrenewable resources.
If so, under what conditions can this happen? Are we moving toward
those conditions today? What is meant by the undefined terms, "socially
sustainable" and "environmentally sustainable?" Can
we have one without the other?
- As we have seen, these two concepts of "growth"
and "sustainability" are in conflict with one another, yet here
we see the call for both. The use of the word "forceful"
would seem to imply "rapid," but if this is the intended meaning,
it would just heighten the conflict.
- Thus sustainable development can only be pursued if population
size and growth are in harmony with the changing productive potential of
- One begins to feel uneasy.
- "Population size and growth" are vaguely identified
as possible problem areas, but we don't know what the Commission means
by the phrase "in harmony with...?" It can mean anything.
By page 11 the Commission acknowledges that population growth is
a serious problem, but then:
- The issue is not just numbers of people, but how those
numbers relate to available resources. Urgent steps are needed to
limit extreme rates of population growth.
- Once you read his report, or watch Dr. Bartlett's presentation,
you will be more in touch with reality than Time's Editor Richard Stengel.
There's no way we need to or can add 100 million people to the United
States by 2040, which is 34 years from now.
- I've seen Dr. Bartlett give his presentation personally.
There's no dancing around his facts, figures and harsh reality check.
In my world travels, I've witnessed population growth's worst outcomes.
America already walks on the thin ice edge of our own demise with
300 million people already. We either stabilize our U.S. population,
or we become victims of our own numbers.
- We cannot sustain unlimited growth.
- We cannot break the laws of nature as to "carrying
capacity." We cannot add 40 million more people to California
and think we can provide water to drink, for crops, for animals, habitat
for all other life and room to live a decent life. We cannot be THAT
stupid, but, as of this writing, and in concert with Time Editor Richard
Stengel, we are!
- What to do ?
- n We must enact a
10 year moratorium on all immigration.
- n We must create a National Population Policy,
and a U S National Immigration Strategic Plan. We also need a U S Immigration
CEO, at the Cabinet level. As it is now, we have competing fiefdoms (State,
Labor, Commerce, DHS, etc) and chaos, by design.
- n We must author and adhere to a directly-related
set of Tactical Plans, on a year-by-year basis.
- n We MUST stop the last-minute importation of skilled
knowledge-workers from other nations, and get busy implementing a process
to jump-start our universities to "grow our own."
- n In a directly-related full-steam-ahead effort,
we MUST develop a National Labor Force Plan (like the CCC of days past),
to instill and implement a gigantic, home-grown manual-labor force that
serves a National need (corporate and governmental) AND trains young folks
that have no desire to attend colleges and universities.
- n We MUST implement more accurate methods to count
(population segments, to specifically include "undocumented immigrants")
what is actually happening each year, NOT every ten years.
- n The human race can't keep burning 80 million
barrels of oil daily and maintain arrogance that "all is well."
We must develop alternative energy at breakneck speed. We must
educate ourselves faster than we procreate ourselves.
- In closing, I ask that you slow down for a moment, and
totally absorb the words of these two brilliant experts --
- "Unbeknownst to many Americans, there is overwhelming
consensus among scientists that we are very close to reaching a point of
no turning back on global warming, which is caused by the burning of fossil
fuels. We are approaching a point at which all of the following will
become unavoidable: massive desertification, rising sea level, explosive
growth of insect populations, widespread habitat destruction, mass extinctions,
mass migrations (including of humans), the disappearance of sea life, and
in all likelihood wars over drinking water that will make the wars over
oil look civilized."
- -- David Swanson
- "Exponential growth is adding one billion people
to our planet every 12 years.
- Because the growth-rate is exponential, the period diminishes
rapidly; 12 years, then 11 years, then 9 years, then 7 years, etc as each
billion is added. Ninety percent of this growth stems from the developing
world; third-world nations. The consequences are grave. Environmental
destruction escalates as more people compete for water, land, clean air,
food, fuel and amenities. Civil conflicts and ethnic wars roil societies
as Balkanized people attempt to gain advantage through resource grabs at
the expense of neighbors, more-and-more through violence. Millions
of the dispossessed are forced to migrate- straining the infrastructure
and good will of richer nations. Take a moment and observe what is happening
NOW in Africa."
- -- William B. Dickinson author of the "The
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