I can’t believe how much urban sprawl there’s been in America during the past 20 years — more than 11.5 million acres of open land (an area about the size of New Jersey and New Hampshire combined) has been developed. This trend is being fueled by population growth.Continue reading “Federal action is needed to take population pressures off communities.”
We cannot achieve a sustainable population with current immigration levels
It’s frustrating that America’s prominent economists can’t acknowledge that economic growth does not require a relentless increase in population. We can grow our economy by using education and technology to increase productivity. With slower population growth, we can make greater progress toward resolving economic and environmental issues while boosting our productivity, and quality of life, as a nation.Continue reading “We cannot achieve a sustainable population with current immigration levels”
Wildlife cannot thrive while Congress promotes rapid population growth.
America is experiencing a “biodiversity crisis,” which has been confirmed by the U.S. EPA’s list of endangered and threatened wildlife, now exceeding a mind-boggling 1,300 species. Habitat loss, and the consequential habitat fragmentation, are the primary reasons for this crisis, and America’s high population growth is driving these conditions. All this will become much worse if America grows by another 75 million in 40 years, as predicted by the U.S. Census Bureau, with more than 90% of this increase coming from immigration.Continue reading “Wildlife cannot thrive while Congress promotes rapid population growth.”
Immigration-driven growth is lowering our quality of life.
During the past 20 years, America has lost more than 11.5 million acres to development. A majority of the loss was a result of the U.S. population growing by nearly 40 million people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, our country is poised to add another 75 million people by 2060 — with roughly 90% due to immigration.Continue reading “Immigration-driven growth is lowering our quality of life.”
Porous borders are unsustainable, drive overpopulation and overcrowding
Northern U.S. cities such as New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. cannot keep up with migrant influxes, living in tents, sleeping on streets, and wandering aimlessly about unfamiliar places. Be a strong voice for border security to help minimize migrants’ hardships. A compassionate immigration policy includes border enforcement that will help save the lives of vulnerable migrants who perish in ill-advised journey’s north. An estimated 700 migrants have died this year alone in their futile efforts to reach the U.S.Continue reading “Porous borders are unsustainable, drive overpopulation and overcrowding”
Weather-related disasters increase with U.S. population growth
Florida is now America’s third most populated state at 21 million people (2020). Last week the state was, once again, set upon by a massive hurricane — Hurricane Ian. This was Florida’s most costly storm ever, with storm-related costs estimated at $66 billion in property damage, and almost 100 deaths. It’s simple — more people mean more houses and infrastructure, which makes hurricanes more costly and destructive.Continue reading “Weather-related disasters increase with U.S. population growth”