Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Harvard Ph.D. says Immigration cause of U.S. Global Warming

Yep, you read the title right! I can't believe it either! Finally an argument and a solution on Global Warming that makes sense.

From World Net Daily --

A new study by a renowned physicist ties the immigration-reform bill in Congress to global warming, warning that the consequent increase in U.S. population poses an even greater threat to the planet's survival.

Albert A. Bartlett, a Harvard Ph.D. and professor emeritus of physics at the University of Colorado, explains each person in the U.S. is responsible, directly or indirectly, for emission of 23.8 tons of greenhouse gases annually.

"So if we are serious about reduction of U.S. emission of greenhouse gases in the hope of slowing or stopping global warming, then it is imperative that the first thing we do is to stop the U.S. population growth," Bartlett declared.

Bartlett emphasized that since immigration – most of it legal – is estimated to account for about three quarters of the present annual increase in the U.S. population, it is essential "we do everything possible to halt U.S. population growth quickly."

Bartlett, a member of the board of advisers of a non-profit group called Population-Environment BALANCE, claims U.S. population growth "violates the laws of sustainability," More....

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