- Most Americans remain frustrated as they see overpopulation
overwhelming cities throughout the United States. Traffic grows intolerable.
Everyone must breathe polluted air. Everything costs more. Instead of
getting better; everything gets worse. Drivers in Los Angeles, Chicago,
Houston, Atlanta and New York must be losing their minds! "What can
I do?" they ask. "Why isn't anyone doing something to stop this
madness of growth, growth and still more growth?" they ask.
- Unfortunately, the 'America' we knew fades into the rearview
mirrors and the emerging 'America' stands to add 100 million more people
within 25 years. In a simple statement: that number of people cannot be
sustained if any of us hope to pass on the standard of living and quality
of life we took for granted.
- In the end, it comes down to what 'you' do in your day-to-day
life and what actions 'you' take at the national and international levels
to 'push' overpopulation to the forefront of our media and leaders. Those
actions will secure a sane future for your children. Remember that everything
you do 'counts' and everything you fail to do 'counts' even more in a negative
- In the United States, the most effective organizations
are www.NumbersUSA.com where you can fax pre written letters
to your reps. Also, distribute "Immigration by the Numbers"
with Roy Beck which is a 14 minute highly educational video that shows
what we face and how to change it. In California, Dr. Diana Hull's www.capsweb.org will
give you personal power and the ability to fax reps also. Join www.TheSocialContract.com for
incredible information and action steps. Join www.fairus.org to
make your voice heard.
- You may join Bill Ryerson at www.populationmedia.org on
the national and international levels. In Canada, you may join www.immigrationwatchcanada.org
- At the end of this column, you may join any of the organizations
that will give you enormous power to help change the course of history.
- The following message is from Ed Barry, Sustainable Living
Advisor to the Population Institute. Please respond to Ed at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "We have initiated a project to insert sustainability
into the 'job description' of our federal government," said Barry.
"For a number of reasons we think it is critically important that
the nation is aware of, and periodically addresses, the following question;
"Is the United States on an environmentally sustainable course?"
- The sobering answer to that question: No,
we are not!
- "The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) provides
the basis for this position," said Barry. "This legislation,
passed over 40 years ago, included sustainability goals. Specifically
the authors of NEPA made reference to a proper balance between our population
and resource use, and also to our inter-generational environmental responsibilities.
- "Unfortunately, the reporting requirements set up
under NEPA have never addressed these sustainability goals or the above
question. The Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) was charged with
the responsibility of producing an annual Environmental Quality Report
(EQR), but the annual reports that were produced and transmitted to Congress
never actually addressed this macro-sustainability question. The annual
EQRs were discontinued in 1995.
- "The executive branch, and specifically the CEQ,
is in the process of taking "Steps to Modernize and Reinvigorate the
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)." The public comment opportunity
that is associated with this executive branch initiative gives us an opening
to make the point that long-term macro-sustainability concepts should be
included in national environmental quality evaluation and reporting processes,
and that meaningful annual environmental reporting to the nation should
- "The two documents attached to this message provide
1. Additional background information on the subject and 2. A first draft
"Call to Action." The latter document is a preliminary draft,
offered for discussion purposes and as a way to begin the collaborative
process of collecting thoughts, comments, and other suggestions for improvement.
- "Please let us know your thoughts on this subject,
whether or not your organization wishes to participate in (and/or endorse)
this collaborative activity, and your suggestions about others who might
be interested in this effort. We hope to assemble a sizable group of participants
and endorsers. We have already received substantial positive interest
in this endeavor, and there is a good possibility (thanks to the support
and efforts of the National Council on Science and the Environment), that
our recommendations will ultimately be presented in person to members of
the President's Council on Environmental Quality."
- If any of us, no matter what our race, creed or color
might be, refuse to engage our U.S. Congress as we have not for 30 years
as to the population/immigration equation-our children will find themselves
living in a terribly degraded America where the American Dream will be
described by the history books as a 'fleeting fantasy' from the era of
1950 to 2010.
- Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents
from the Arctic to the South Pole as well as six times across
the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from
the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming
Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic
clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring
about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com
He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100
Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715