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William R. Catton, Jr.: An Appreciation

Several weeks ago I learned that William R. Catton, Jr., author of the landmark book, Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change, had passed away in January at the age of 88 in Washington State, days shy of his 89th birthday.

Dr. Catton was a professor emeritus of sociology at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. This unassuming, polite gentleman and U.S. Navy veteran (1943-1946) was not all that well-known among most environmentalists, population activists or immigration campaigners.

America’s Overpopulation Predicament: 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, 255 million cars and trucks, along with millions of planes, boats, trains, lawn mowers, snow machines and other combustion engines, burn fuel 24/7. They exhaust enormous amounts of pollution every second without end.

Get the New Edition of Man Swarm by CAPS Advisory Board Member Dave Foreman with Laura Carroll

Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild WorldIn 2011, visionary arch-conservationist and CAPS advisory board member Dave Foreman came out with a new book entitled Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife. As the arresting, politically incorrect title suggests, Man Swarm was a hard-hitting polemic, but not an angry one.

California Faces More Drought

Hope springs eternal in the human breast, as Alexander Pope so famously said. And Americans in particular subscribe to this creed of optimism. Thus when heavy rains fell on Northern California last December and more of them this month, many people hoped these downpours were a harbinger that the state’s record drought might be coming to an end.

Lester Brown Steps Down

Founder of Worldwatch Institute and Earth Policy Institute set to retire in June at 81

The Earth Policy Institute (EPI) has announced that its founder and president Lester R. Brown will retire in June 2015. Thus will come to a close his remarkable career – spanning more than half a century – as a leading environmental analyst and thinker.

‘Master Planned Community’ Transforms as Scheduled

The City of Irvine is remarkably thought-out and ordered, as demonstrated by its carefully micro-managed housing designs, park maintenance and shopping center layouts. Owing in part to thinking ahead, this “Master Planned Community” has become what many consider a highly desirable place to live. Yet, as is true for much of the U.S., Irvine is unwilling to meaningfully limit growth.

Mass of Man Makes a Mess

The takeover and makeover of Planet Earth by human beings have been well documented by generations of scientists, naturalists and poets. Ten to twenty thousand years ago the biosphere was a veritable wilderness paradise teeming with a rich feast of furred and feathered creatures crawling, climbing, flying, running, swimming, grazing and digging. We have since converted the wild biosphere into a factory farm, feedlot…and wasteland.

Silencing Free Speech for the Sake of ‘Diversity’ – The Immigration Taboo and Censorship Strike Again

Two Leading U.S. Population Stabilization Advocates are Disinvited from Conference on Growth and the Chesapeake Bay …
‘Green’ Latinos Rep Added to Agenda Instead

Human Population May Doom King of Beasts

Recently I read a figure I found quite shocking, given my memories from childhood. When I was a kid in the 1950s, I was totally fascinated by African wildlife, particularly the big cats, lions, leopards and black panthers. I constantly looked through magazines to find pictures of them to put in my wildlife scrapbook.

Americans Still Worried About Population Growth, But Environmental Groups Couldn’t Give a Hoot

A recently released opinion poll by Rasmussen Reports reveals that more than twice as many Americans think the U.S. population is growing too fast rather than too slowly. Now if only blind, deaf and dumb environmental groups like the Sierra Club would realize this. (In the case of the Sierra Club, I should say former environmental group; now it’s primarily a left-wing “social justice” organization.)

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