Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version EARTH DAY AND POPULATION: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY An NPG Forum Paper by Leon Kolankiewicz THE RISE AND FALL OF EARTH DAY: FROM SPONTANEOUS, SUBVERSIVE HAPPENING TO CORPORATE-SPONSORED FEEL-GOOD FEST I was a skinny sophomore at a suburban high […]
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Just over 1.05 million new legal permanent immigrants were admitted to the United States in 2015 – a slight increase of 34,000 over the prior year, according to figures recently released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).1 The total number of new immigrants admitted in the last decade is just over 12.8 million. Legal immigration’s contribution to the U.S. population in the last decade is roughly the equivalent of adding a[…]
Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version THE IMPACT OF U.S. POPULATION GROWTH ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE An NPG Forum Paper by Edwin S. Rubenstein EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, the nation paused to consider the impact of human activity […]
Several years ago I gave a presentation called “Geo Destinies in the Coming Age of Geo Scarcity.” It was, of course, inspired by the seminal research and writing about depletion of the petroleum and minerals geologist Walter Youngquist. At the outset of my talk, I extolled his landmark 1997 book Geodestinies: The Inevitable Control of Earth Resources Over Nations and Individuals. […]