Folks, we already house between 305 and 335 million residents in the USA – and our crumbling infrastructure (schools, hospitals, roads, prisons, etc) suffers maxed-out consequences as we slide into a major recession. To recover, we must place a moratorium on growth.
We stand ten months away from the next president opening our borders to a flood of humanity. Progressives Obama, Hillary and McCain promise to give amnesty to more than 30 million illegal aliens, continue chain migration, double U.S. immigration from 1.0 to 2.0 million annually and accept unending millions of anchor babies. This 'red carpet approach' means 70 million MORE immigrants and their children will flood into America by 2040— a 32 year heartbeat in time.
If that happens, if we allow an added 70 million people within three decades, the information in the interview with Dr. Albert Bartlett below will certainly raise the hair on the back of your neck. With our already ongoing population growth of 30 million, that means 100 million more people added to America!
On ABC News last week, Charles Gibson reported Lake Mead near Las Vegas, which provides water for millions of people in the West, will dry up by 2023. He said, "The cause comes from drought, global warming and population growth." In December, Gibson informed us that Lake Lanier, Georgia had already dried up in 2007! He didn't tell audiences that Georgia expects to add six million more people in four decades.
Did Gibson report on ways to solve the water storage decline? No!
We cannot change drought. At the same time, population growth devours water faster than it can be recharged. It's a Faustian dilemma. Yet, everyone thinks population growth remains inevitable. False! Nature stops populations from growing when they cannot obtain enough water or food. That's why Australia, the same size as the contiguous United States of America, only supports 20 million people! Desert dominates 95 percent of Australia.
In America, however, corporations, political leaders, realtors and home builders salivate at the word "growth." They drool all over the land and environment. They pour concrete onto 6,000 acres daily and 2.19 million acres annually.
Dr. Albert Bartlett, University of Colorado
The following interview with Dr. Albert Bartlett of the prestigious University of Colorado will give you plenty of reasons for taking action: As CU's brilliant Dr. Albert Bartlett said,
"It's time to try again to correct the educationally credentialed but innumerate experts (innumeracy is the mathematical equivalent of illiteracy) who say that growth is inevitable. They fail to recognize that after maturity, continued growth is either obesity or cancer."
Nonetheless, short-sighted leaders in America say, "So our choice is not whether we grow, but how we grow."
"The authors of growth would like us to believe that the battle against growth is lost," Bartlett said, "so our only role is to be the best possible losers. We should give up the efforts to achieve a quiet stability for our communities, and in defeat, we should embrace the principles of "Smart Growth." We must remember that "Smart Growth" and "Dumb Growth" both destroy the environment, but "Smart Growth" destroys the environment with good taste."
Does anyone understand that our leaders yank our leash into unending, unacceptable and relentless growth? Does the reader understand such growth yields chronic and painful ramifications of obesity or cancerous results for everyone in America regarding quality of life and standard of living?
What does 'growth' really bring to you and me?
Yes, it creates a few 'rich' people. However, Bartlett said,
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