On Population, the Environment & Immigration
- California, USA
- October 01
- A senior writing fellow with Californians for Population Stabilization, Maria writes about population-sustainability issues.
MY RECENT POSTS
- USC Goes All Out in Support of
Amnesty – Part III
May 15, 2013 04:24AM
- USC Goes All Out in Support of
Amnesty – Part II
May 15, 2013 04:15AM
- USC Goes All Out in Support of
Amnesty – Part I
May 15, 2013 03:47AM
- Ann Coulter on Immigration
April 25, 2013 03:37PM
- Earth Day: A Day to Say No to
April 22, 2013 02:17PM
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Listening to the recent pro-immigration event at USC made me think of George Orwell, because of the 1984ish flavor of the conference. I’m not talking all-out dystopia, but a real sense of propaganda and calling things not as they are.
One speaker, Dowell Myers, a USC professor of popula… Read full post »
On April 30, USC and the Schwarzenegger Institute hosted an event to put a stamp of approval on the Gang of Eight amnesty legislation.
Gang of Eighter Sen. John McCain said he believes that with new technology and E-Verify, “We can have 90 percent… Read full post »
As I listened recently to three hours of cheerleading at the University of Southern California for the Gang of Eight’s amnesty plan I thought of the many families sending their kids to USC.
They hand over $62k a year per student (four years = $250k, most likely, debt).… Read full post »
Never in a thousand years would I have thought I’d find myself in agreement with commentator Ann Coulter. I’ve pilloried her more than once in print.
That said, she’s spot on with comments this week about the failure of U.S. immigration policy and enforcement to protect Americans.
“Every environmental problem is a population problem.” Those are the words of the founder of Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson (1916 - 2005), a great environmentalist who served as Governor of Wisconsin and then a U.S. senator for nearly 20 years.
At the first Earth Day – April 22, 1970 &nd… Read full post »
Here’s my recommended list for Earth Day … and beyond. It’s just three things, but they’re three important ones:
Actors get a lot of grief for being political – from Jane Fonda, Daryl Hannah and Susan Sarandon to Alec Baldwin and one of those other ubiquitous Baldwin boys, among others.
Activist stars are not something that’s really ever bothered me. If an actor can use his/her celebrity status to b… Read full post »
Growing up in the heyday of Woodward and Bernstein, I aspired to a career in journalism. Fortunate to be part of a school system that had journalism programs, I became a “roving reporter” in junior high and the editor of the newspaper in high school, going on to earn a… Read full post »
Thanks again to Kenneth Weiss at the Los Angeles Times for talking about the impacts of human overpopulation. You may recall that Weiss penned the excellent series, “Beyond 7 Billion.”
International Women’s Day is today and is celebrated on through the weekend by many around the world. In the U.S., the day complements a month-long recognition of women through Women’s History Month.
The day has been observed since the early 1900s, and one of its historic moments was… Read full post »
Kermit was right: It’s not that easy being green.
Solar energy, a recent article notes, is less polluting than energy created from burning coal and natural gas – until the production elements are factored in.
The gist of the story is that the industry responsible for produci… Read full post »
An oft-repeated definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” That’s the perfect description of the amnesty, cloaked as “immigration reform,” that the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” and President Obama a… Read full post »
If there’s any question that there’s tremendous denial about overpopulation, look no further than the highest levels of our political leadership.
This story has received quite a bit of media attention, but it’s worth re-sharing:
In brief, the 14-year-old daughter of Australian Steve… Read full post »
The radical erosion of what was once a worker’s best friend – the labor union – is demonstrated by the story of an unemployed American I spoke with recently.… Read full post »
We live in an overpopulated world. At the start of 2013, world population was estimated to be 7,056,700,180, and growing each minute.
This prolific growth has occurred in a relatively short period, with tremendous negative impacts on biodiversity, the environment, political stability, quality of life… Read full post »
It’s not a good idea to walk around “wound up” half the time, but I find that to be my mindset way too often anymore; the bad news for women around the world is troubling, upsetting, alarming … and seemingly relentless.
Today my sense of outrage is attributable to a report… Read full post »
Globally, there’s an unmet need for contraception among 222 million women. An estimated 80 million unintended pregnancies will occur this year in the developing world. And this is not just a developing world issue – the U.S. has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies among industrialized… Read full post »
With Columbus Day just passed, explorers and adventurers are still top of mind, particularly since I’m in the middle of reading “1493 / Uncovering the New World Columbus Created."
In “1493,” author Charles C. Mann writes that even as conquistador Hernán Cortés wa… Read full post »
Even at 90 minutes, the first debate between incumbent Obama and candidate Romney had not even a nodding reference to one of the big issues facing the nation – immigration. (Yes, I know, there are SO MANY big issues.)
This debate was billed as one about domestic issues. So it… Read full post »
in Nigeria want nine children;
their wives want seven.”
Kudos to L.A. Times reporter Ken Weiss for continuing the dialogue about the “causes and consequences of population growth.”
Weiss penned a series of articles on the topic, which I previously recommended as a “m… Read full post »
Prior to Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) running for a U.S. Senate seat, and during the initial TARP period when she was getting much attention for speaking directly about what brought about the financial meltdown and what needed to be addressed in terms of accountability and transparency, I became a fan.… Read full post »
Now underway is an exciting process that anyone can participate in who is concerned about the effects on the environment generated by growth in the United States through immigration.
So read on about how you can participate!
Droughts and dry seasons play their part in wildfires. With climate change, we can expect more of all three.
The newspaper’s staff writer, Kenneth R. Weiss, along with photographer Rick Loomis, travel… Read full post »
Higher Temps … More Fires … a Rising Ocean … Further Stressed Biodiversity … Increased Drought
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