Frosty Wooldridge

In the past week, I read several editorials by various newspapers all the way up to the Washington Post and the New York Times: top name journalists chastised Trump for shutting down the borders to refugees.  They chided him for his callousness toward immigrants, both legal and illegal.  They smeared him as a liar and heartless villain.

Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Charles Schumer, Adam Schiff and dozens of Congressional leaders absolutely do not know what they are talking about. They don’t know where this ‘thing’ will land. They insolate and isolate themselves so far from reality—they can’t represent us. Pelosi once said at an illegal alien gathering, “You are the future of our country.” I saw her and heard her say it.  She’s that daft!

The Bloomberg News printed the most egregious pile of literary manure of them all.  Their editorial read, “The truth is, the U.S. can admit far more refugees—and in doing so would advance its values, interests and global leadership…expose his cruel deceptions….”

What a crock!  What a total abrogation of the facts to the American people!  What kind of intellectual blowhards germinate in their tiny heads, such hogwash?

Therefore, I wrote this op-ed to many of the newspapers that published those editorials condemning Trump.  You may use this same response to write your own newspaper—to give them a dose of reality. You have my permission to put your name on it and get it published. Change it as you need it to make it local for you area.  We need to understand that we cannot sustain ourselves with this immigrant invasion, and we won’t survive as a cohesive country if it continues. We must rescind the 1965 Immigration Reform Act, and we need to do that now!

To:

From: Frosty Wooldridge,  (put your name, phone and address in this spot) math-science teacher, 6 continent world bicycle traveler, author of:  America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 million Americans.

Words: 750

Purpose for this submission:  At 330 million Americans today, this civilization faces enormous water, energy, resource and environmental challenges beyond comprehension as we add a projected 140 million more Americans by 2050—to jumping from 300 million in 2006 to 440 million by 2050.  (See population graph below) And, onward to 625 million by century’s end.  These numbers cannot be sustained with our consumption, waste and destruction of the biosphere levels.  We need to create a national discussion-debate on what we will bequeath to our children.  (Sources: www.PewResearchCenter.org ; US Population Projections/Fogel-Martin; U.S. Census Bureau)

Title:  America’s Exploding Population Predicament by Frosty Wooldridge (put your name in place of my name)

Dear editor:

In 2006, ABC’s Diane Sawyer heralded the 300-millionth person into the United States. Thirteen years later, we exceed 330 million on our way to 440 million by 2050.  Ironically, Americans chose 2.03 children per woman in 1970, but Congress overwhelmed that choice with the 1965 Immigration Reform Act that began adding over one million legal immigrants annually, and millions of undocumented immigrants.  We jumped from 194 million in 1965 and gallop toward 440 million within 31 years.

As a six-continent world bicycle traveler, I witnessed firsthand the consequences of exponential population growth around the planet.  At 1.4 billion people, China seethes with humanity and copes with unsolvable environmental degradation while India, at 1.25 billion, limps into the 21st century with entrenched poverty, illiteracy, horrendous environmental chaos, and appalling civilizational despair.

Both those civilizations cannot solve or reverse their population consequences.  Ironically, India expects to surpass China to lead the world with 1.55 billion by 2050 while China reaches 1.5 billion. They face environmental, food, arable land and water consequences beyond the scope of this report.

At the same time, legal and illegal immigration drive America’s population juggernaut toward 440 million people. What will that look like?  Answer: with the addition of 140 million more people, net gain, we will double the populations of our 35 most populated cities.  For example, New York City, at 8.3 million, will jump to 16.6 million. Los Angeles at 11 million will hit 22 million. Florida at 18 million will jump to 36 million people.  Exponential population growth, much like a cancer cell, grows until it kills its host.

At some point, we must ask ourselves about quality of life and standard of living. We must deal with the fact that we face the “Tragedy of the Commons” introduced by the bioethicist Garret Hardin.  How many horses might a 1-acre plot of land with a water tank hold indefinitely? Answer: two horses.  If you put 100 horses into the paddock, the sheer numbers destroy any chance at long term sustainability.

What does that mean for the United States?  Currently, we face enormous scarcity issues with water in seven states, led off by California, Arizona and into Florida.  As California adds its projected 20 million more people by mid-century—at some point no viable solutions exist. California and America face irreversible consequences with unsolvable problems.

Beyond America, the rest of the world will add three billion more people by 2050 according to the United Nations report on world population projections.  Africa alone expects to explode from 1.1 billion today to 2.0 billion in 2050 and 4.0 billion by the end of the century.    What do such enormous and unsustainable populations do?  They migrate. They flood into Europe, Canada and America.

Unfortunately, America already faces “overshoot” or the inability to feed, water, provide energy and resources to its current population.

America already faces unsolvable problems with over 60,000 homeless in LA and 11,000 homeless in San Francisco and 10,000 in Denver, illustrates our own Catch-22.

When you consider the fact that adding another 140 million people will drive us into massive carbon footprint exhaust into the biosphere—we face “catastrophic climate destabilization” on a level not known since the dinosaurs vanished.

I could present “ecological footprint”; “water footprint”;  “resource footprint”; “species extinction rates” and more information that would depress the most optimistic person as to what’s headed toward their children.  Because once America reaches 440 million people, everyone becomes a victim with few workable solutions.

Thus, let the American citizens demand, with their knowledge of what’s coming, a national discussion-debate with our leaders.  Let’s engage our top food, farming, resource experts, environmentalists, animal extinction experts, climate professionals and other experts who understand our predicament. They need to be interviewed on 60 Minutes, NPR, PBS and every network regularly to educate the American people.  Today, the major networks avoid this issue like the Bubonic Plague.  Those experts might offer solutions now before, at some point in the future, when no solutions will solve our dilemma.

Let’s publish this knowledge in every media center in America.  Let’s deal with our future before it becomes our ugly present. In fact, by reading this commentary, what kind of a world would you like to hand over to your kids?  Because if you fail to act, fail to speak up—your kids face an extremely unpleasant “Tragedy of the Commons” in their future.

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