California Drought Deepens After Decades of Mass Immigration


California Drought Deepens After Decades of Mass Immigration

Published on June 30th, 2021

California is in the middle of a historic drought as decades of mass migration into the state have caused resources to literally dry up.

Californians for Population Stabilization has warned of the role that mass migration into California has played in contributing to the catastrophic climate conditions, explaining that:

California’s exploding population has created an insatiable housing demand that have impeded rescue efforts. Areas of California that were once undeveloped now have housing that makes accessing afflicted fire areas difficult.

California is home to nearly 40 million residents.. In 1990, California had 30 million people, and in 1950.. the population was about 10 million.

Population growth in California has exceeded sustainability, and has reached dangerous levels especially if, as some meteorologists project, another drought hits.

Just as we warned, another drought has hit California with already dire conditions set to potentially get even worse.

The LA Times recently reported that state officials have a “bleak assessment” of the state’s drought this summer. The Times added that state officials are warning of a ’“widespread burning and mandatory water conservation measures in some regions.

CNN reported last week that even something as basic as drinking water is affected.

The drought has even caused drinking water to taste like dirt, with CNN reporting that residents were told to try “adding some lemon” to mitigate the bad taste, which happens when water levels are at their lowest.

But that brings up another question of where exactly that lemon is going to come from.

The New York Times reported in late June 2021 that farmers were letting their fields go dry because it was more profitable to sell their water supply than to water their crops.

According to the Times, a continued water shortage scenario like this could have a catastrophic effect on our nation’s food supply:

By 2040, the San Joaquin Valley is projected to lose at least 535,000 acres of agricultural production. That’s more than a tenth of the area farmed.

And if the drought persists and no new water can be found, nearly double that amount of land is projected to go idle, with potentially dire consequences for the nation’s food supply. California’s $50 billion agricultural sector supplies two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts and more than a third of America’s vegetables — the tomatoes, pistachios, grapes and strawberries that line grocery store shelves from coast to coast.

Wildfires, fields turned to dust, and tap water that’s barely drinkable are a clear sign that what CAPS warned about back in 2017 is coming to fruition.

While California has seen a positive trend in population stabilization in 2021, partly as a result of economic conditions, the change comes too little and too late. Decades of mass immigration cannot be undone overnight and lawmakers must enact immigration measures now to prevent the next wave of immigration sure to strain California’s resources. 

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