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California Population Up, So is Homelessness

Add this to the growing number of problems California faces that more population would exacerbate: according to the biennial census, Los Angeles County has more people sleeping on the streets and in their cars than two years ago, many of them for the first time. Of the 44,359 homeless in L.A. County, only 30 percent were sheltered.

Drought Assails California’s Air as well as its Water

The drought now wracking California is obviously wreaking havoc with the state’s limited and shriveling water resources – withering crops and orchards and lawns. What is less well known is that the drought is also affecting air quality.

Cornucopia Fizzles in California

California has achieved a dubious distinction. According to Measure of America, a project of the Social Research Council, it is the most unequal state in the United States in terms of economic disparity and general well-being. Two areas in the state provide stark illustration of this division.

Immigration Can Be Good or Bad, Depending ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so bullish on immigration that bull-headed is the best way to describe it. Proportion and subtlety escape him when he speaks on the subject.

California Adds Nearly 360,000 People to the State

Numbers and math very much govern our daily lives. What’s the temperature outside today? That “number” determines our choice to wear a tank top, shorts and thongs, or a wool sweater. While EV drivers are notorious for how closely they monitor their onboard gauges (numbers) to maximize their battery power, most of the rest of us don’t get on the road without checking to see if our gasoline level is closer to “full” or “empty.”

Population Growth Increases Food Imports, Insecurity

The Worldwatch Institute reports that global imports of grain grew by more than five times over the last half century, from just above 50 million tons in 1961 to more than 300 million tons in 2013.

During this period, an increasing number of countries have become ever more dependent on international markets to meet their rising domestic food demand. It’s a precarious, unsustainable situation with ominous portent for the future – and one that has already led to food riots and political instability in recent years.

Can Liberals Learn to Love Immigration Reduction (Again)? Author and Professor Philip Cafaro Believes They Can.

Dr. Philip Cafaro is a professor of environmental philosophy and ethics at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and an avid outdoorsman. Picturesque Fort Collins is situated at the foot of the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies, straddling cottonwood-lined Cache la Poudre River, along which Phil took me for a pleasant hike during a 2013 visit, before grabbing a beer (or two) together at a pub and micro-brewery near the CSU campus.

Population May Rise Higher than Now Projected

In 2012 the Census Bureau sharply reduced its projection for U.S. population growth. Prior to that it forecast that the total U.S. population would reach 439 million by the year 2050. The Pew Research Center calculated that 82 percent of that growth would come from immigrants and their descendants.

The Big Lie of ‘Slow Growth’

When the News Media Analyze Population Growth, ‘Newspeak’ is the Norm – How Else Could Growing by Tens of Millions Be ‘Slow Growth?’

Switzerland Will Vote on Overpopulation

The link between high population growth and stress on the environment should be obvious for anyone to see. Unfortunately, a lot of influential people wear self-interested blinders that prevent vision on this matter. Business interests want cheap labor and bigger markets at all costs, including the cost of environmental degradation. Ironically, many self-professed environmentalists are blind as well, rendered sightless by their dogma that concern about too many people is an affront to “social justice.”