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Old 01-21-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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The Social Contract - For Sale: The Policies of the Sierra Club

We’re adding 77 million energy-consuming people to the planet every year." Not one politician (including Al Gore) has talked about population growth in regards to many of our problems!


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Old 01-21-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Yes/No,

A 2006 newsletter item with a lot of assumptions.

Not worth commenting on.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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And I actually thought this thread really was about global overpopulation & the environment. Rather, it's an anti-immigration thread disguised as a caring sentiment towards the earth. What a waste of my time. I want those 3 mins. of my life back.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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If you are truly globally and long-term thinking in the problem of environmentalism, then halting immigration is not an answer, but a diversion.
Immigrants in the US consume more, but eventually after 2 or 3 generations have fewer kids. its a wash.
Americans born in the US largely have reasonable birth rates.
US demographics is not where the US environmental movement should be going.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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And I actually thought this thread really was about global overpopulation & the environment. Rather, it's an anti-immigration thread disguised as a caring sentiment towards the earth. What a waste of my time. I want those 3 mins. of my life back.
What's a "anti-immigration" thread Goober?

80% of the United States growth is from immigration and their birth rates.

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Waste of your time? LOL!
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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If you are truly globally and long-term thinking in the problem of environmentalism, then halting immigration is not an answer, but a diversion.
Immigrants in the US consume more, but eventually after 2 or 3 generations have fewer kids. its a wash.
Americans born in the US largely have reasonable birth rates.
US demographics is not where the US environmental movement should be going.
Your post makes no sense. The U.S. population has never stopped growing and the U.S. is the third largest population in the world.

Out-of-control population growth threatens every aspect of life for not only the human residents of the U.S., but also the plant and animal inhabitants of our country. We are starting to run short on natural resources which we can't replace.

In terms of energy, use of resources and infrastructure, people living in the U.S. will put a foot print on the world about forty times greater than someone living in an underdeveloped part of the world.
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