This ad appeared in E-the Environmental Magazine – July/August 2012 Issue.
The last thing anyone wants to do is intentionally hurt their children or grandchildren.
Yet, that is precisely what the vast majority of Americans are doing every day by choosing to ignore our nation’s growing population numbers.
As the nation’s headlines warn against overburdening future generations with huge fiscal debt, our elected leaders are also destroying the opportunities of tomorrow by vigorously pursuing a “growth at any cost” agenda. They give no thought to putting the brakes on population growth in order to avoid the disastrous consequences such growth is creating for our future.
The signs are all around us that we are already on a fast train to forthcoming crises in the areas of job shortages, limited access to clean water, poor air quality, threatened food supplies, and a fast-deteriorating national infrastructure. It is crucial that Americans speak up and demand that our leaders take steps now to slow, halt and eventually reverse our ever-growing population numbers.
If we can’t effectively deal with these burgeoning problems today, how will our heirs resolve them in 2050 – less than 40 years from now – when our nation’s population is projected to reach 438 million? With a major portion of children born today expected to live into the next century – in an America which could have a population of one billion by 2100 – this is definitely an issue that must be addressed now, before it is too late.
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WE OWE IT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS NOT TO LET AMERICA
BECOME A NATION OF TOO MANY PEOPLE!
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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