We can’t evade carrying capacity
any more than death, taxes or gravity
By Leon Kolankiewicz, CAPS Senior Writing Fellow
Carrying capacity is an ecological concept that has been applied to the management of grazing animals on a range as well as to other situations. It refers to the population size of a given species, including Homo sapiens, which can be supported by its environment in perpetuity.
On September 9, 2014, the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative—a 23-member partnership of government agencies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) dedicated to promoting bird conservation—released a report called The State of the Birds 2014. The report reviews bird population trends five years after the inaugural 2009 State of the Birds report.
By Leon Kolankiewicz, CAPS Senior Writing Fellow October 2014
“The new normal” is a term we hear all too often these days. It refers to a shifting baseline in some phenomenon. Unfortunately, it also implies a shift towards what is usually a less desirable or congenial condition. The unspoken implication of “the new normal” is that “you’d better get used to it” whether you like it or not.
Must our country permit illegal immigration for the sake of harvesting our crops? Those who consistently oppose steps to control our borders and enforce our immigration laws would have us believe that the answer is yes.
Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi (1882-1949) was an Italian immigrant to America better known as Charles Ponzi. Of course he was the swindler who in the early 1920s bilked his clients out of $20 million—worth more than $240 million in 2014 dollars.