… continuous growth or exponential growth results in one final predicament:
overpopulation. While Americans live in a ‘scant’ 309 million peopled country, most of them, most of us—don’t have a clue as to the ramifications of endless growth. While we do not stand at the horrific 1.3 billion China possesses and add eight million annually, net gain—we’re growing at the same rate of speed as the world’s third fastest growing country behind India and China.
To bring this dilemma home,
India, an example of human misery on a scale incomprehensible in the
United States, suffers 1.16 billion people while they grow at 12 million annually. I estimate that over 10 million Indians do not possess or use a toilet, but squat in the yard, woods or lakes or rivers daily. Thus, an average of 1,000 Indian children die of diarrhea, dysentery and other water borne DAILY! Millions live in utter and abject poverty and human misery. Nonetheless, they refuse birth control and family planning as they race toward 1.55 billion in 40 years. It defies rational, Western thought and reason.
After having traveled throughout much of
Asia, I witnessed the environmental and human destruction on a very personal level. I saw 95 percent of their rivers running in ‘raw sewage’ all the way to the sea. While the world applauds
China’s revving industrial powerhouse growth, few understand the inconceivable air, ground and water pollution. Few understand the human costs. As they build one new coal-fired electrical plant weekly, and add 27,000 cars to their highways EVERY week—they face unsolvable environmental disasters. They destroy nature, the food chain and their future at breakneck speed.
But, as always, pictures provide reality better than words. I urge you to ‘witness’ these pictures as if you traveled where I traveled in China, and what they mean to China, but also what they mean to you and your children. You see—when humans use our oceans as the final toilet, it circulates all over the world and we all pay the price of toxic poisoning of our food chain. That’s why a pregnant mother in the
United States cannot eat more than one serving of tuna or salmon per month while gestating her fetus.
These pictures attest to everything I saw in my world travels in
United States and
Europe’s rivers delivering incredible poison loads to the earth’s oceans. Once you see these pictures, share them with everyone you know. We must move toward laws and our societies to finally stop these tragedies for the human race as they play out across the world.
These are not just photos of water and air pollution, but what pollution does to humans and animals. http://www.chinahush.com/2009/10/21/amazing-pictures-pollution-in-china/
U.S. races toward an added 100 million within 25 years and world races unrelentingly toward adding another 3.0 billion by mid century, we face unsolvable problems and irreversible consequences. It’s up to you, me and all of us to change course. You may take action with the information below.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the
Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the
USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the
Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in
America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of:
America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715