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U.S. Immigration and the Limits of Supporting Earth Resources

The problem of immigration and supply of supporting Earth resources can be expressed simply in the fact that more people use more resources. The physical standard of living is a function of how many resources each individual can command either directly or indirectly. Appointed by the President of the United States to consider the matter of optimum size of U.S. population, the […]

Population and the American Predicament: The Case Against Complacency

By: John P. Holdren Introduction by NPG President Donald Mann (August 2007) The following paper by Professor John Holdren was published in 1973, the year after the Rockefeller Commission on Population and the American Future recommended unavailingly to President Nixon and the public that America grow no more. We have conserved it for so many […]


by Andrew R.B. Ferguson In the film An Inconvenient Truth, ex vice-president Al Gore presents the facts about climate change. It is a bravura performance. He makes use of brilliant presentational techniques to put before us all relevant current knowledge about climate change. He lightens the factual burden with humour, and by including some interesting […]

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