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The Boom No One Wants: The Population Explosion

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frosty Wooldridge Bio: Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His books (more...)

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