America on the Brink
The Next Added 100 Million Americans
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America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans--injects a whole new dynamic facing the United States in the 21st century. While national leaders at every level ignore accelerating consequences, immigration-driven hyper-population growth will become THE single greatest issue facing America in the years ahead. By adding 100 million people by 2035, every crisis facing Americans today accelerates in harsher consequences--whether it is water shortages, climate change, energy scarcity, dwindling resources, gridlock, air pollution and a decline of quality of life. Wooldridge compellingly states the obvious fact that the U.S. cannot continue population expansion indefinitely. He offers Hobson’s Choice as a final result of mass denial. If the U.S. adds another 100 million people via immigration, it faces two doors: if the country picks door # 1, this civilization walks over a cliff. If it picks door # 2, it walks into quicksand. Once that 100 million people manifest, no one, no matter what their race, creed or color—escapes. Americans will endure water shortages, energy problems, crowding and a much diminished standard of living. The American Dream will no longer be available. However, he offers concrete ways to change the future. In all great social change, it takes a ‘conscious shift’ that leads to a ‘critical mass shift’ and finally, a ‘tipping point’ whereby a civilization turns toward a sustainable and viable future. It’s up to each citizen and leader to make sure that ‘tipping point’ occurs. The fate of this civilization hangs in the balance.
"Eye-opening, incisive, brilliant! The US has the fastest growing population of any industrial nation, and one of the world's highest consumption rates. Water, topsoil, forests, fish, petroleum...the more of us, the more pressure we exert on our environment. Many discuss our personal consumption patterns, but few dare talk about the underlying crisis of population growth. Wooldridge is one of the few courageous voices warning us about the implications of our current direction, and informing us what we can do to change course." Richard Heinberg, Peak Everything
"Electrifying reading! This is a veritable cannonade of a book. Wooldridge targets the people and institutions, from the President on down, who refuse to look at the consequences of population growth in the modern era. His focus is on the United States, but his range is the world. He fearlessly addresses issues that politicians fear to mention, such as the effects of mass immigration on our population future and our social systems. He engages to force population issues into our local and national political decisions." Lindsey Grant, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Population.
"The environmental community may be outrageously AWOL on the important subject of population, but not Frosty Wooldridge. Read this book!" Richard D. Lamm, Governor of Colorado 1975- 1987
"Wooldridge's powerful indictment of our political leaders for failing to address U.S. overpopulation should be required reading in classrooms and boardrooms. To mindlessly add 100 million more people to our nation's population in the next 30 years will put the United States economy and social order at further risk. His challenge needs to be addressed on individual, national and international levels before it's too late." William B. Dickinson, The Biocentric Institute
Frosty Wooldridge graduated from Michigan State University. He is an environmentalist, mountain climber, Scuba diver, dancer, skier, writer, speaker and photographer. He has taught at the elementary, high school and college levels. He bicycled 100,000 miles on six continents and six times across the United States. His feature articles have appeared in national and international magazines for 30 years. He has interviewed on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, FOX and 150 radio shows. He writes bi-weekly columns for 40 web sites including www.examiner.com www.freedomsphoenix.com ; www.NewsWithViews.com ; www.AmericanChronicle.com; www.neighbors.DenverPost.com . He is the author of : Handbook for Touring Bicyclists; Strike Three! Take Your Base; An Extreme Encounter: Antarctica; Bicycling Around the World: Tire Tracks for your Imagination; Motorcycle Adventure to Alaska: Into the Wind; Bicycling The Continental Divide: Slice of Heaven, Taste of Hell; Immigration's Unarmed Invasion: Deadly Consequences. He presents a program to conferences and colleges across the USA: "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it." He lives in Louisville, CO www.frostywooldridge.com
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