Forrest Anderson Mares – $1,000 Winner of the 2012 Video Scholarship Contest

In May of 2012, we invited students to compete in our Video Scholarship Contest.
The topic for our first contest was:

Without critical changes, U.S. population is projected to reach 438 million people in less than 40 years. Capture on film how this projected growth will negatively affect the United States socially, economically and environmentally.

Submissions were required to be between 1 and 3 minutes.

Click here to see the information about the contest and the full list of winners


 Winners of the 2012 Video Contest

By Forrest Anderson

AwardWinner NameSchool

$2,500

Jackson Kitchell

DeSales University
Center Valley, PA

$1,000Carly DaSilvaThe College Of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
$1,000Katy MartinUniversity of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
$1,000Ryan McCluneyUniversity of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
$1,000Forrest Anderson MaresNorthwestern College
St. Paul, MN
$1,000Anna WinslowCornell University
Ithaca, NY

NPG

There is no remedy that can possibly avert disastrous Climate Change and Global Warming unless we first address the problem of world population size and growth, and its impact on the size of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.That means that we need to address the population size and growth of each nation, which together make up the world total.

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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