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Help Us Stop Unsustainable U.S. Population Growth

We live in a beautiful country with a natural environment that must be saved and passed to future generations. Regrettably, we have put ourselves on an unsustainable course of high consumption and rapid population growth -- 100 million people in just thirty six years since the first Earth Day

The U.S. Congress is largely responsible for causing this growth. Please join this group of conservation leaders and urge your representatives to ‘Apply The Brakes.’  Learn More.

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The Conservation Leaders
LESTER BROWN
Lester> Brown
With overpopulation destroying the earth’s natural support systems, policymakers hold the key to achieving a humane balance between population and food.
PHILIP CAFARO
Philip> Cafaro
Bleeding Hearts and Empty Promises: A Liberal Rethinks American Immigration. 
JOHN DAVIS
John> Davis
Please adopt incentives for smaller families to help solve global warming and the host of other population and consumption driven issues.
VERONICA  EGAN
Veronica > Egan
We humans must learn to live within our biological means, or risk the loss of vast amounts of biodiversity and increasingly desperate circumstances for our descendants.
BROCK EVANS
Brock> Evans
America the beautiful. We need to act now to ensure the beautyand open spaces we enjoy will be here for our children and grandchildren.
DAVE FOREMAN
Dave> Foreman
We must stabilize and then reduce population to stop driving extinction of species, destruction of ecosystems, and production of greenhouse gases.
AMY GULICK
Amy> Gulick
Preserve our nation's natural wild treasures by investing in clean, renewable energy.
ANDY KERR
Andy> Kerr
Population increase not only increases impacts on the environment, but also affects our civility.
KATIE LEE
Katie> Lee
Glen Canyon was an Eden unequalled anywhere on earth. The lesson [is] to not let this happen to your Eden, wherever it may be...
SUSAN MORGAN, PH.D.
Susan> Morgan, Ph.D.
Our role now is to take responsible, practical steps to bring the role of overpopulation to light...
RODERICK NASH, PH.D.
Roderick> Nash, Ph.D.
Earth is not threatened as in the age of the dinosaurs by an errant asteroid, a death star. Now, we are the death star, but we could change its course.
TIM PALMER
Tim> Palmer
Even the most ambitious efforts will be undone ...  as the America that contributes 25 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions to the world becomes two Americas.
DOUGLAS R. TOMPKINS
Douglas R.> Tompkins
The taboos and political correctness of dealing with the critical issue of the world's unprecedented population explosion is one of the barriers that must be surmounted...
DON WEEDEN
Don> Weeden
What the country really needs is a population policy, guided not by special interests or nostalgia, but by critical thinking and analysis.
GEORGE WUERTHNER
George> Wuerthner
Population growth will likely increase global strife over all resources which are finite whether we are talking about energy, food, water and/or any other resource.
DAVID BROWER
David> Brower
Jul 1, 1912 - Nov 5, 2000
Overpopulation is perhaps the biggest problem facing us, and immigration is part of the problem. It has to be addressed.
GAYLORD NELSON
Gaylord> Nelson
Jun 4, 1916 - Jul 3, 2005
Stabilizing U.S. population is a challenge that could be resolved in a relatively short period resulting in significant economic and environmental benefits.

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The Apply the Brakes Network, a network of conservation leaders concerned about population growth, is calling on the Sierra Club to clarify its stance on the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill (S.744). Read the full article

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