Stabilize Population to Save Water, Energy, and California

Lake Cachuma, California
Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County is currently at 13% of its
historical average and 9% of its capacity.

California Not Alone in Suffering through a Water Crisis; India is Baking, Blistering

Killer Heat Wave, Drought Devastate India

Dust in the Wind: Audacious ‘Desert Wheat’ Scheme Wilts in Sands of Saudi Arabia

With depletion of fossil aquifer used for irrigation, cultivating wheat in Saudi Arabia’s desert proves just another pipe dream.

Grading the ProPublica Series ‘Killing the Colorado’ on its Population Coverage

Not as Bad as Most, Not as Good as It Could and Should Be

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again till we’re blue in the face: the news media as a whole get a failing grade in their coverage of population and the environment. A big fat “F.” If reporters were in journalism school taking a class on “thorough environmental reporting” they would almost all flunk it.

House GOP Drought-Relief Bill Ignores Immigration and Population Growth

In late June, California Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a 170-page so-called drought-relief bill that they claimed would pump more water to besieged farmers in the Central Valley without abandoning safeguards for endangered fish in the Sacramento Delta.

Resolving Chronic Water Scarcity – ‘Waste Not, Want Not?’

When it comes to solving chronic and intensifying water shortages in the Southwest, including California, many politicians, journalists and even environmentalists apparently subscribe to the old adage of “Waste Not, Want Not.”

And there is certainly an ounce of wisdom in this old saw, in everything from managing one’s own finances to managing public forests. Using a resource judiciously – be it money, or timber, or water – is crucial to ensuring that it will not run out.

California Coast Trip Shows Drought Impacts

Very little evidence of drought is visible in my five-mile radius on the West side of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. I see no purging of grass; lawns are green and flowers copious. There’s the occasional drought-tolerant front yard covered with native plants and wood chips, but that definitely is the exception for condo and apartment buildings and the neighborhoods of multi-million dollar homes.

CAPS Launches Ad to Reinforce Link between Overpopulation, Diminished Water Supplies

A recent Los Angeles Times feature that focused on Californians for Population Stabilization spawned other purposely distorted stories that either ignored the CAPS mission or misstated it altogether.

Gov. Brown Pushes ‘Toilet-to-Tap’ to Solve California’s Water Shortage, but Pooh-Poohs Immigration Reduction, Population Stabilization

In California’s fabled golden age, pristine Sierra Nevada snowfields furnished sparkling snowmelt and water for the state’s residents and farmers. Will toilets join Sierra snowfields as a main source of water in California’s overpopulated, fallen future?

If the state’s political and business elites have their way, that is exactly what will happen.

With Record Drought it’s Time to Think About Ending Perpetual Population Growth

When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is ... stop digging!

Another month, another slew of suggestions for reducing water usage. Jerry “The Frown” Brown pumps his fist and points his finger at us for not reducing water usage enough. Yes, enough is enough, Jerry. When are you going to acknowledge enough population growth is enough?