This Ad appeared in E-The Environmental Magazine in March/April/May 2013
Our nation’s increasing environmental problems can be traced to one source: an ever-growing population.
No matter the issue – whether energy shortages, polluted air and water, loss of
open spaces, destruction of wildlife habitats, or threatened national parks – the demands of our growing population are going to severely exacerbate our environmental problems. That is why the White House and the 113th Congress must include a debate on our country’s environmental future as they begin addressing immigration reform in the coming months. The decisions our elected leaders make on these critical issues will have huge consequences for our environment.
It is important for our nation’s leaders to put political agendas aside. We must demand that they conduct a vigorous, informed, and constructive debate that will bring forth responsible immigration policies. Only then can we hope to achieve sustainable, non-destructive population levels for the 21st century.
The wrong decisions on immigration will only lead to disaster for our environment and our nation. NPG hasled the discussion on America’s population growth by educating both citizens and legislators for more than 40 years. We have also worked as partners with other national organizations to address the relationship
between our population size and fragile environment. We invite you to join us in this quest.
CALL YOUR U.S. SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN AT 202-224-3121.
REMIND THEM THAT THE WRONG DECISIONS ON IMMIGRATION WILL HAVE HUGE CONSEQUENCES FOR AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENT
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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