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Overpopulation in America part 12 - Serious Realities Facing Our Civilization in the 21st Century

In the final analysis, this series could continue into some very heavy, if not sobering, material, but for now, it gives Americans an idea of what our civilization faces and what we must do to change course.

These final quotes give you an idea of our predicament from some of the finest minds in the world.

"The...

Overpopulation in America part 13 - Enormous Environmental Destruction of Raising Domestic Animals for Consumption
Raising Animals for Slaughter, Consumption and Feed
As far as food is concerned, the great extravagance is not caviar or truffles, but beef, pork and poultry. Some 38 percent of the world's grain crop is now fed to animals, as well as large quantities of soybeans. There are three times as many domestic animals on this planet as there are human beings.

The combined weight of...

Overpopulation in America part 14 - Radioactive Oceans
Fukushima in overflow: radioactive effluent circulating into all oceans
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” - Chief Seattle

Many months after Fukushima’s nuclear power plants exploded and started leaking millions or possibly billions of gallons of...

Overpopulation in America part 15 - Growing Greenhouse Gases
A simple look at the upward path of global greenhouse emissions indicates we will continue to squeeze the trigger on the gun we have put to our own head.” Eugene Linden, The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather and the Destruction of Civilization

In the United States, 254,000,000 (million) cars, hundreds of thousands of...

Overpopulation in America part 16 - This Heart Within Me Burns - Worldwide Tragedy for Humanity
Bird life on Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean and the onslaught of plastics

Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote, “Until my ghastly tale is told; this heart within me burns.” From his epic work: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

This ghastly, if not poignant look at Midway Island, 2,000 miles out in the Pacific Ocean, reminds us of the sublime beauty of our planet via the waved albatross, but how...

Overpopulation in America part 17 - the Garbage-Waste Conundrum
American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash -- all of them -- surrounded by piles of wrecked and rusting automobiles, and smothered with rubbish. Everything we use comes in boxes, cartons, bins, the so-called packaging we love so much. The mountains of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use....
Overpopulation in America part 18 - Fishing Our Oceans to Death

Oceanographer Callum Roberts said, “The oceans of today are filled with ghost habitats, stripped of their larger inhabitants. Our dismantling of marine ecosystems is having destructive and unpredictable consequences. With species loss and food web collapse comes dangerous instability. The seas are undergoing ecological...

Overpopulation in America part 3 - No Species Can Get Away With This
Quotes on species expansion, carrying capacity, and exponential growth that make a strong impact on America and around the world.
Unlimited population growth cannot be sustained; you cannot sustain growth in the rates of consumption of resources. No species can overrun the carrying capacity of a finite land mass. This Law cannot be repealed and is not negotiable.” Dr. Albert Bartlett, University of Colorado, USA.

The late Dr. Bartlett has spoken...

Overpopulation in America part 19 - Road-Kill Across the Land

One million vertebrate creatures lose their lives daily on America’s roads because of collusions with cars, trucks, trains, planes and boats — 11.1 lost lives every second. That results in 365 million deaths annually. Some experts say the actual figures exceed 400 million deaths yearly.

“For North Americans to kill...

Overpopulation in America part 4 - Immigration Policy Without Population Policy Illogical
Quotes That Make an Impact on America Population Policy
To establish immigration policy without first establishing population policy is both illogical . . . and undemocratic!” Edward C. Hartman author of The Population Fix: Breaking America’s Addiction to Population Growth.

In 1965, our U.S. Senate passed the Immigration Reform Act that changed annual migration into America...

Overpopulation in America part 20 - Genetically Modified Organisms
Unleashing 21st Century Frankenstein on the Natural World

In the 20th century, the human race re-arranged rivers, deserts, rain forests and the oceans to suit its voracious appetite for dominance over the Natural World. Stemming from this 100-year epic onslaught, we humans created communities of global mega-cities with populations of 10, 20 and even up to 36 million people .

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Overpopulation in America part 5 - Oil Created a 100 Year Window That’s Closing
The cheap oil age created an artificial bubble of plentitude for a period not much longer than a human lifetime....so I hazard to assert that as oil ceases to be cheap and the world reserves move toward depletion, we will be left with an enormous population...that the ecology of the earth will not support. The journey back...
Energy and Overpopulation Reality Check!

Colorado University's Dr. Albert Bartlett recently presented to an overflow crowd at Boulder's Chautauqua Parka compelling reality check on energy and overpopulation. Current energy prices indicate 'symptoms' of our greater dilemmas as to water, clean air, food and fuel shortages. We import a 'perfect storm' of consequences...

Overpopulation in America part 6 - We Need to Think Like a Life-Giving Planet

Lester Brown, author of Plan B 4.0 Saving Civilization said:

The world has set in motion environmental trends that are threatening civilization itself. We are crossing environmental thresholds and violating deadlines set by nature. Nature is the timekeeper, but we cannot see the clock.” www.EarthPolicy.org

We...

I Have a Plan to Destroy America

I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, too white bread, too self-satisfied, too rich, let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. History shows that nations are more fragile than their citizens think. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold...

Overpopulation in America part 7 - Endless Population Growth Ensures the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The green revolution arrived as a result of the efforts of Norman Borlaug, who, while accepting the Nobel peace prize in 1970, said:

The green revolution has won a temporary success in man's war against hunger and deprivation; it has given humanity a breathing space. If fully implemented, the revolution can provide...
Overpopulation in America part 8 - Gridlocked Traffic Worldwide
A society sufficiently sophisticated to produce the internal combustion engine has not had the sophistication to develop cheap and efficient public transport. There are hardly any buses, the trains are hopelessly underfunded and hence, the entire population is stuck in traffic.” Ben Elton, Gridlock

From my own...

Overpopulation in America part 9 - Plastic Onslaught in an Ocean of Grief
Plastics will prove the worst, most insidious invention of humanity. Plastics kill everything and anything in their path on all four corners of the planet. Plastics kill without violence, without warning and without provocation. Plastics float, sink and never break down. Of all of humanity's folly on this green planet,...

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