CAPS Blog - Leon Kolankiewicz

Earth Day Reflections, 2013

  “The world is changed.   I feel it in the water.  I feel it in the earth.  I smell it in the air.  Much that once was, is lost.”      *Galadriel, The Lord of the Rings:  The Fellowship of the Ring (introduction to the feature-length film, 2001) As we mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day this April 22, it's worth reminding...

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Obama White House Urges Higher Immigration to Boost Sagging U.S. Population Growth

The Obama Administration has just announced that, in effect, it advocates more U.S. population growth now and forever.  The administration may just as well have proclaimed its support for Ponzi schemes or perpetual motion machines.  At least then it might have jolted intellectually indolent, somnolent environmentalists from their golden slumbers. As it is, this utterly preposterous...

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Tackling the Taboo: Leading environmental activists and scholars take on population in new book

Book review of Life on the Brink:  Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation (University of Georgia Press, 2012) When it comes to human overpopulation and the war it is waging on nature, the American environmental establishment has been AWOL for several decades.  Now comes a refreshing new anthology published by the University of Georgia Press that seeks to remind environmentalists of...

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Reports of slowing illegal immigration to U.S. from Mexico

One thing to keep in mind is that Mexico is just ONE country, albeit the most important source country by far for a number of decades.  Because of its very different demographic situation (continuing explosive population growth), Central America, just to cite one nearby region, will continue to send large numbers of illegal migrants that have to be actively controlled through enforcement...

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Reports of slowing illegal immigration to U.S. from Mexico

One thing to keep in mind is that Mexico is just ONE country, albeit the most important source country by far for a number of decades.  Because of its very different demographic situation (continuing explosive population growth), Central America, just to cite one nearby region, will continue to send large numbers of illegal migrants that have to be actively controlled through enforcement...

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An Open Letter to the Board of Science

Dear AAAS President and Board, I am very disappointed to learn that AAAS has denied the nonprofit advocacy organization Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) the opportunity to operate an educational booth at the upcoming February 2012 meeting of AAAS in Vancouver, Canada. Only 12 years after it reached 6 billion, the human population on earth is now surging past 7 billion, provoking...

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Pulling No Punches: Veteran Conservationist Dave Foreman Indicts Overpopulation– and Mass Immigration - In Demise of Wildlife

Arch-conservationist Dave Foreman is neither subtle nor equivocal in identifying human overpopulation as the overriding cause of the Earth’s contemporary biodiversity crisis.  Even the hard-hitting title of Foreman’s new book – Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife – leaves no doubt that our population explosion is causing the "greatest mass extinction since the...

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