by Roy Beck
W.W. Norton and Company, 1996
“We will always be a nation of immigrants. But runaway immigration rates– far beyond traditional levels– are now savaging American society on many fronts. This rigorously reported, deeply humane book documents the crisis and points the way out of a government-engineered mess that benefits the rich at the expense of almost everyone else including immigrants.”
“Roy Beck demonstrates that immigration policy has been set in an incoherent manner without any stated goals, and with no regard for the harm it does to both high-skill and low-skill American workers.”
Professor Norman Matloff,
University of California, Davis
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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