A recent Washington Times – Communities article by Joseph Cotto accurately addresses the real issue when it comes to America’s immigration problem. Titled “Overpopulation: Illegal immigration is about more than ethnic identity,” Cotto’s article focuses on the critical (yet widely ignored) element of America’s population growth as it relates to immigration. After interviewing NPG’s Executive Vice President Craig Lewis and Deputy Director Tracy Canada, as well as several other organizations that work with population-related issues, Cotto zeroes in on how America’s immigration crisis contributes to our skyrocketing population numbers – as well as politicians’ avoidance of this “hot-button” issue and the misleading focus on ethnic identity. As Cotto so succinctly assesses: “The issue is about far more than the politics of race….”
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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