Population Perspectives – Fall 2013

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN How hard is it to make a decision once you are presented with the facts? That’s the question we have to ask many Members of Congress who still contend that they “aren’t sure” whether or not they will support the comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty now being debated on Capitol Hill. It seems that every week, new facts emerge about certain provisions contained in S. 744 – the nearly 1,200-page immigration reform bill that passed the Senate and was sent to the House of Representatives at the end of June. Unfortunately, these new facts make the legislation even more objectionable. However, most of the consequences related to S. 744 have been front and center since debate on the bill began. It is absolutely shocking that so many legislators simply ignore them. A sampling of the facts includes… Read the entire NPG Population Perspectives newsletter here

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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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