The United States, as the millennium arrives, is overcrowded. We are fast approaching 300 million inhabitants. More and more people are convinced that something must be done and this is especially evidenced by the current attention and concern given to the enormous and mostly unplanned suburban growth—or as it is generally called, “urban sprawl.” Our highways are overwhelmed; […]
This Forum examines the current levels of destruction of the American environment by our current population growth, fueled by immigration, which continues to devastate our natural resources. Already ninetyeight percent of old growth forests have been destroyed, and a third of our plants and animals could face extinction. Meanwhile, sprawl consumes three million acres of […]
Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Better Not Bigger by Eben Fodor New Society Publishers, 1999 Reviewed by former NPG Executive Director Sharon McCloe Stein American attitudes toward growth reflect a great deal of ambivalence. Many see economic and population growth as good business, more consumers, more workers, more prosperity ÷ a rising tide […]
Compiled by NPG, this listing details the official population and migration positions of 29 national environmental and population organizations such as the Sierra Club, National Audubon Society, The Wilderness Society and Zero Population Growth. Contact information for each organization is included as well. Download a PDF of the full report here.
Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Illegal immigration, increasingly profitable for powerful interests, has added as many as 12.5 million to the U.S. population since 1960. Ending the flow will demand a national consensus to fully fund enforcement, insulate it from pressures, and mandate electronic verification of work eligibility. The public social costs […]
Dr. Bartlett’s comments on the 20th Anniversary of “Forgotten Fundamentals of the Energy Crisis” Background Around 1969, college and university students developed a major interest in the environment and, stimulated by this, I began to realize that neither I nor the students had a good understanding of the implications of steady growth, and in particular, of […]