Each day, I scratch my head, purse my lips and stare out the window from 8,000 feet above Denver, Colorado to view that city spread in all directions for as far as the eye can see. Above it, a gargantuan Brown Cloud-loaded with toxic air pollution expands all the way to the eastern horizon. Off to my left, I-70 provides a 24/7 automobile traffic conveyor belt moving into and out of Denver. At night, I watch the I-25 north/south corridor run like a fast moving river with car lights blazing a steady path to infinity.
As I ponder the immense human drama below, I realize American cities from New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco imitate the spectacle below me with even greater numbers than the 2.5 million in Denver. New York ranks fifth in the world with 16.6 million. On the worldwide scale, Mexico City features 20 million, Mumbai, India sports 18 million and Tokyo, Japan hits 28 million.
Within a short 26 years, the United States expects to add 100 million people by 2035.
All totaled, human beings expect to grow from 6.8 billion in 2009 to reach 7.0 billion in 2011. From there, census reports show humans expanding by another 2.0 and possibly 3.0 billion within 40 years.
STAGGERING INDIFFERENCE OF MEDIA, LEADERS AND CITIZENS IN USA
While you hear and see horrid pictures of starving children in Africa from church groups trying to "Feed the Children" and reports of 18 million adults and children dying from starvation and related conditions annually, you never hear any reports from the media connecting any of it to hyper-population overload.
Obviously, the United States must be immune to such problems experienced around the world, you might think. You would be wrong! On an NBC noon report, in Denver, by Anchor Kyle Dyer, August 18, 2009, she said, "We find 3.5 million homeless Americans in America"."
America also features 13 million children under the age of 12 living below the poverty level and malnourished.
Yet, nobody blinks!
"We must alert and organize the world's people to pressure world leaders to take specific steps to solve the two root causes of our environmental crises - exploding population growth and wasteful consumption of irreplaceable resources. Over-consumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today." Jacques-Yves Cousteau