This ad appears in 2017 USA Today and National Geographic: Your Guide to National Parks available May 2017.
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Earth Day turned 47 this year – yet one environmental threat remains largely ignored.
America is growing by an average
of 1 person every 16 seconds.
150,000,000: U.S. population in 1950
325,000,000: population today
400,000,000: projected population by 2050
Despite what you may think, population growth is a real problem – especially here in the U.S. where our consumption levels are far higher than in the rest of the world.
If we want to protect our environment, we must talk about population size and growth.
NPG is leading the conversation – and YOU CAN HELP!
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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