sustainability

Talk about Unsustainable: 1.24 Million Immigrants Annually!

The latest U.S. Census Bureau report should send shockwaves up and down the halls of Congress. Yet the legislators greeted the federal agency’s projection that 1.24 million immigrants (net) will settle in America during 2015 with a collective yawn. Actual immigration would be higher than 1.24 million since the net figure subtracts migrants who return home or die.

Scientists Issue Humanity Another Warning…Yet Again

Human domination of the biosphere likened to rapid discharge of a battery

With ever greater frequency it seems, reputable scientists are sounding the alarm that industrial human civilization is overpowering the Earth – or more properly the biosphere – and in so doing, risking its own well-being and maybe even its very survival.

If they are right, man’s much vaunted “conquest of nature” may prove to be a short-lived Pyrrhic victory indeed.

Brown Calls Californians Who Support Limited Immigration (and Favor Water Preservation) ‘Troglodytes’

I left California in 2008, bound for Pittsburgh, Pa. I’m regularly in touch with friends and family who have one thing on their minds: How much longer before California runs out of water? One friend, motivated by acute water shortages, moved from parched Lake of the Woods, which shares its precious little ground water with other nearby districts, to Morro Bay.

Latest Reality Check: Still Only One Habitable Planet – Better Caregiving Needed

Physicist Stephen Hawking recently said, “I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go into space.” Moving off planet must to be part of the “long-term strategy,” Hawking believes, if Homo sapiens is to survive for another million years.

Infrastructure Woes

We in the United States owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our civil engineers for many of the things we take for granted as citizens of a developed nation:

An Ironic Way to Celebrate World Environment Day

June 5 is World Environment Day

World Environment Day is sort of a global version of Earth Day. It was first established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly, two years after the first Earth Day in America was celebrated in 1970. The first World Environment Day was held on June 5, 1973, and it has been celebrated every June 5 for the last 42 years.

Reflections on Earth Day

The first Earth Day was Saturday, April 22, 1970, and was unprecedented and thoroughly astonishing.

No government or large civic group hatched the idea of a global coming-together of students and anybody else in downtown settings, schools and college campuses for a great "teach-in," somewhat in the model of the anti-Vietnam war gatherings. Beyond this idea, the founder, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, did not exactly know what Earthdayers might do other than celebrate our environmentally troubled earth and the effort to preserve it.

Human overpopulation – fishing our oceans to death

Oceanographer Callum Roberts said, “The oceans of today are filled with ghost habitats, stripped of their larger inhabitants.

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