On NBC, ABC, and CBS this weekend, Lester Holt, David Muir, and Scott Glor reported on California's 90 percent "severe-drought" status. They reported on abnormal temperatures soaring off the devil's tail.
Those admired TV anchors articulated a laundry list of pools and water playgrounds closing down because of the drought. They reported on homeowners who could not water their lawns and gardens because of empty reservoirs. The anchors reported on 12 different wildfires blazing all over the state. They interviewed dozens of homeowners picking through the rubble of their homes.
They talked about global climate destabilization causing horrific disruptions in our biosphere.
They reported everything "downstream" or after the event occurred. They never, ever reported "upstream" by interviewing the experts who study the causes of the drought, how to mitigate homes from burning and how to proactively stop the consequences of Los Angeles and San Francisco's horrifically congested and gridlocked cities.
In other words, instead of interviewing "outliers" who would solve California's problems, they evade, avoid, and ignore anyone who offers viable solutions. What's an outlier? Answer: individuals who think beyond the moment. Who think with a grasp of the future. Outliers represent those who understand how to change course toward a better "tomorrow" by implementing rational actions.
For example: if you build a home in a wildfire area, you should create a 100-yard dirt and rock berm around your house so you protect if from wildfires. Building your home in the middle of "kindling wood" forests must put you up there with the people who win the "Darwin Award" trophies. Or, you don't build in a wildfire area because you will eventually suffer a scorched house. Dah!
Another example: if you possess a finite amount of rainfall annually and your reservoirs can only hold so much water, you build a limited number of homes that can be serviced by the available water. You don't keep building more homes or enlarging cities beyond the "carrying capacity" of the area.
Try this example: if your city suffers 18-24 hours of traffic gridlock and toxic air pollution, you stabilize your city's population by passing a "Stable population policy" so everyone can drive to work without the nightmare and accidents of Los Angeles, Chicago or Atlanta. Why would you keep growing your city in order to make everyone's lives miserable in traffic and everyone breathing toxic air with every breath?
Today, New York City at 8.3 million expects to double to 16.6 million by 2050--36 years from now. Florida, already facing severe water shortages, expects to grow from 18 million to 36 million. Are we stupid or what?
Right now, California houses 38 million people. Because of legal and illegal immigration, which equals to 1.1 million legally annually and 700,000 illegally annually--California adds 1,655 people every single day of the year. The rest of our states absorb the rest of this enormous population injection brought to us via our US Congress by the late Senator Teddy Kennedy with his 1965 Immigration Reform Act. (Source: www.CapsWeb.org; US Census Bureau.)
A whopping 100 percent of California's growth stems from legal and illegal immigration. Immigration causes nearly 90 percent of America's population growth. (Source: www.CapsWeb.org.)
In other words, California expects to add 20,000,000 (million) people in three decades. So, if they cannot fill their water parks and swimming pools today, what will they do when another 20 million people roll into town? If they can't solve their gridlocked traffic today, what in the Billy Blazes will they do when another 20 million hit that state? If they can't solve the enormous toxic cloud covering Los Angeles today, what will they do when that 20 million hits and LA doubles to over 25 million in the basin area?
What am I getting to, fellow American? Are you rolling your head back with a sigh as you mutter, "My kids face sobering future!"
That's right, you bequeath to your kids one hell of a mess. You bequeath to your children an unlivable environment and water shortages that can't be solved. You bequeath an energy crisis that cannot be mitigated. You present them resource exhaustion that will affect everything in our civilization. Worse, all these problems will become irreversible and unsolvable. Do I make myself clear?
These three videos will show you exactly how much of a mess:
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: