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America’s Limited Carrying Capacity
Running Out of Water - Part 1


By Frosty Wooldridge


Part 1: What is the carrying capacity of America’s landmass?  How many more people can it sustain as to water, energy and resources? How can it maintain quality of life with the projected 100,000,000 (million) added immigrants within 30 years?   How can it continue exponential growth in a finite area? What ramifications do future generations face?  This series sobers you as to what you bequeath to your children.


In the past four weeks, I explored the entire length of California from Crescent City at the northern state line to the border with Mexico.  Mind you California houses 38 million people on its way to 58 million within 30 years.  What I witnessed: 12 million dead trees last year from the drought.  Bone dry grasslands from top to bottom.  Extreme water shortages!  Massive traffic gridlock from San Francisco to San Diego!  Horrific air pollution!  Incredible crowding!  Thousands of acres of plastic covering croplands.  Worst of all, I watched endless earthmovers and cranes building thousands of apartment buildings and laying pavement for as far as the eye could see.


I witnessed wildfires burning out of control from their “exceptional drought.”   Even more sobering, state parks placed Porta-Potties in front of the bathrooms because of acute water shortages.  Showers cost $1.75 for two minutes.  I needed to ask for water at restaurants because they didn't serve it unless requested. 


Governor Jerry Brown issued a policy whereby you will be fined for taking more than a five-minute shower.  Lawns must be allowed to die to be replaced with AstroTurf or rocks.  Gas cost as high as $5.69 a gallon. I took a picture of it in Big Sur, California.  When you stop to fill up your gas tank, you drain your wallet and life savings. 


(Gas pump price in Big Sur, California, May 20, 2015, lowest price $5.39 for unleaded.)  Photography by Frosty Wooldridge


Clearly, California’s 38 million people face a daunting future.  With an added 20 million immigrants, they will become America’s bow of the Titanic.


Yet, California adds 1,655 people via legal and illegal immigration every single day of the year.  When you work the math, plus birth rates, you see where that state faces an added 20 million people.  A full 98 percent of California’s growth stems from immigration. (Source:


Ironically, when I interviewed hundreds of people throughout the state, most didn’t realize their plight, didn’t understand the connection and/or didn’t care. No one will breathe a word that endless immigration drives California’s population onslaught.


Finally, it dawned on me: what is the carrying capacity of the United States?  How many human beings can it sustain in its finite landmass?  How long can it sustain them with endless growth?   How long can it keep growing without water, energy and resources?  How can it maintain quality of life and its environment with the total projected population load of 138 million by 2050—a scant 35 years from now?  What will California do for energy when oil exhausts itself sometime in this century?  How will it cope with the horrendous resource usage with dwindling non-renewable resources?

(Permission to republish this population graph by Roy Beck, )


If you thought my last series landed hard on your mind, expect this one to spur you to action. We can change the future for our children to a positive one, but we must take action.


Let’s define “carrying capacity.” 


The maximum, equilibrium number of organisms of a particular species that can be supported indefinitely in a given environment.  The maximum population of a particular organism that a given environment can support without detrimental effects.”


Once we exceed that “maximum number”, everything begins to crumble, collapse and deteriorate faster than Mother Nature can cope.  She starts kicking back rather brutally.


Notice why 100,000 legal immigrants rush into our country every 30 days, which equals to 1.2 million annually.  First, we invite them because of Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Reform Act. It must be rescinded NOW! That’s how we added 100 million of them in the past 45 years.  That’s how we will add another 100 million of them in the next 35 years.  Second, they’re starving and dying at a rate of 18 million annually around the globe. They flee their countries because of lack of water, energy, resources and food.  In other words, they exceeded their carrying capacity.  Look at them flooding into Canada, Europe and Australia like a modern day human plague. Third, they keep reproducing 80 million more of themselves annually, so the line grows without pause.  Thus, no amount of immigration will save them.  But, in the coming years, you can bet your bottom dollar that our civilization faces a nasty and unpleasant future.


In the end, what can you do about “carrying capacity”?   How will America survive another 138 million people within three decades?   How can you change America toward a viable future?  What will you do for your children? 


Remember this: once this immigration juggernaut lands on our shores, we become the same destroyed civilization as they  fled.  It’s not if, but when.  Because, if we citizens don’t stop it, we become victims of it. 


What can our carrying capacity sustain?  Right now, we suffer seven states experiencing water shortages. We import 7 out of 10 barrels oil to keep us operating.  We’re the third fastest growing country in the world behind China and India—most of via our immigration rates.  Out of the 80 metals and minerals we mine to run our country, we stand at the exhaustion level for half of them.  (Source:  Scarcity by Chris Clugston)  Our rate of resource usage and environmental degradation trails only India and China in magnitude.


This series spells it out rather brutally as to what we face as a civilization when “the sh*t hits the fan.”


Definition of slogan:  “Immigration Shutdown Now means the American people want all legal immigration dropped to less than 20,000 annually with compatible immigrants that fit our ethos and want to become Americans, and only those who benefit our country and/or they marry an American and speak English. That means we want all illegal immigration stopped by arresting, prosecuting and jailing employers of illegal aliens. We deport all illegal aliens by taking their jobs away and as we catch them.  We want English mandated as our national language. We demand a cessation of Muslim immigration in order to protect our culture, language and way of life. We can’t save the world but we can choose to save or destroy our civilization.  We demand a stable population that allows everyone to live, work and thrive into the 21st century. Especially our children.” FHW


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In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation.  Take five minutes to see for yourself:


Immigration by the numbers—off the chart by Roy Beck

This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!”


United Kingdom: 
Australia: Sustainable Population Australia

To obtain buttons, jerseys, mugs with the logo “Immigration Shutdown Now” visit:

Part 2: Out of Control Cities


Frosty Wooldridge

Golden, CO 

Population-Immigration-Environmental specialist: speaker at colleges, civic clubs, high schools and conferences 

Six continent world bicycle traveler


Adventure book: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World

Frosty Wooldridge, six continent world bicycle traveler, Canada to Mexico summer 2014, 2,200 miles, 100,000 vertical feet of climbing:




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