…. destruction of our natural world. The story illustrated that habitat devastation and pollution caused much of the decline of bird populations throughout the United States.
“Habitat destruction, pollution and other problems have left nearly a third of the nation’s 800 bird species endangered, threatened or in serious decline,” the Post reported.
Described as the most comprehensive study in 40 years, it showed a 39 percent decline in bird populations on U.S. coastal waters, 30 percent decline of birds in arid lands and 40 percent decline of birds in grasslands.
“Many forest birds are threatened by urban sprawl, logging, wildfires and a barrage of exotic pests and disease,” the study said.
Most of the birds in Hawaii suffer great danger from habitat loss.
“Climate change will make things worse, and work is urgently needed to prevent a ‘global tragedy’ of bird loss,” the report said.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said, “This report should be a call to action.”
For a more sobering account, the latest Endangered Species list shows 6,000 animals on the brink of extinction in the United States. Additionally, 2,500 plants and animals suffer extinction every decade in the lower 48 states, according to the National Academy of Sciences.
While Salazar called for action, this report continues in a long line of reports brought to the attention of the government in the past 20 years. All of them ignored by the federal agencies and citizens! In the past 20 years, U.S. population grew by more than 50 million people.
Current projections show that U.S. growing by an added 100 million people in 30 years.
For those savvy enough to appreciate human encroachment upon wild habitat, every added American causes the destruction of 12.6 acres of land to support his/her existence in this civilization. By multiplying 12.6 acres X’s 100 million; you see that wild habitat loses 1.26 billion acres of land by 2035. In other words, we’ll see thousands of added extinctions caused by human hyper-population growth.
Since Colorado adds 100,000 people annually, we lose 100,000 acres of land at the minimum as reported by the Denver Post in the past. In fact, the Post reported Colorado lost 1.65 million acres in the past 15 years and expects to lose 3.1 million acres by 2022. Our native plants and animals don't stand a chance.
That why I promote a “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy” for this state to become the first state to stabilize human numbers in order to allow all plants and animals in Colorado to enjoy their existence as well as humans. The only way animals stand a chance stems from humans stabilizing their own numbers. It’s time for humanity to create a sustainable world for all living creatures.
If not, Mother Nature will prove a harsh taskmaster in the 21st century for humans and other creatures.
What can you do?
You may write firstname.lastname@example.org and invite them to write about overpopulation in Colorado. You can also write top radio talk show hosts to invite top experts to address the issue of overpopulation in Denver. Below you will find a letter that you can cut and paste with 13 top speakers on the subject. Invite email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
While you cover America’s great dilemmas, I urge you to address hyper-population growth. You may use my expertise or a dozen other people that I have listed below. You will create a HUGE discussion and a MUCH needed dialog across the nation.
Below is an example of what we face, however, energy, climate, species extinction, quality of life, standard of living all suffer with added population.
The West is hurtling toward a water crisis ; www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_11417265
Overpopulation will be the major factor in the destruction of Utah, the second driest state with the fastest growth rate with the highest birthrate.
The Salt Lake Tribune Updated: 01/09/2009 03:21:23 PM MST
Bernard DeVoto said, "The future of the West hinges on whether it can defend itself against itself."
1. Dr. Diana Hull at www.capsweb.com ; www.capsweb.com
2. Governor Richard D. Lamm Denver University, Denver, CO
3. Dr. Albert Bartlett firstname.lastname@example.org
4. William Ryerson www.populationmedia.org ; Ryerson@populationmedia.org
5. David Paxson www.worldpopulationbalance.org
6. Frosty Wooldridge author, “
America on the Brink: Next Added 100
Million Americans” www.frostywooldridge.com ; email@example.com
7. Kathleene Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Roy Beck director www.numbersusa.com ; email@example.com
9. Don Collins at DColl28416@aol.com DColl28416@aol.com
International Family Planning
10. William Dickinson author of “Bio-Centric Imperative” at
11. Richard Heinberg firstname.lastname@example.org
12. James Howard Kunstler email@example.com
“The Long Emergency”
13. Edward C. Hartman firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Population Fix”
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