Immigration and U.S. Population Growth: An Environmental Perspective

Controversy over U.S. immigration policy is by no means new to the political landscape.  Since 1819, when Congress passed the first significant law regulating immigration into the United States, successive debates over immigration have stirred emotions and polarized perceptions.  It is not surprising, then, to find that environmentalists, confronted by the issue with increasing frequency, […]

A Bicentennial Malthusian Essay: Conservation, Population and the Indifference to Limits

Learn more: the Malthusian Bicentennial NPG Executive Director Sharon McCloe Stein’s Review “In 1798, Thomas Robert Malthus wrote the controversial Essay on the Principle of Population in which he stated: “… the power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.” Two hundred years later, a far […]

The Case Against Immigration (NPG Book Review)

Roy Beck  The Case Against Immigration  New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1996.  Journalist, immigration scholar and active protestant layman, Roy Beck is pro-immigrant but anti-immigration- at least immigration at its present level of one million-plus yearly. His book is a powerful case against today’s mass immigration that is compassionate, racially-sensitive but not racist, and […]

Juggernaut: Growth on a Finite Planet

Lindsey Grant examines the human condition as population and consumption levels approach the edges of the Earth’s ability to support them. The book is a unique synopsis of the interactions among population, food production, the energy transition, air pollution and climate change, technology, trade policies, productivity and unemployment. It describes the different ways that the […]

Poll Finds One-Fifth Opposed to All Immigration

by Michelle Mittelstadt  Associated Press February 26, 1996 Washington (AP) – Nearly eight of every 10 Americans believe immigration rates should be dramatically scaled back and fully one-fifth want a halt to all immigration, legal or not, a new poll suggests.  The roper poll, commissioned by a small non-profit group that advocates a substantially decreased […]

Food, Energy, and Society

Food, Energy, and Society by David and Marcia Pimentel, Editors University Press of Colorado, 1996, Revised Edition. Hardback. Food, Energy, and Society provides a detailed evaluation of the link between two of the greatest problems we face today – uncontrolled population growth and the destruction of our various life-supporting systems – food, land, water, and […]

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