Letter to the Editor
January 25, 2015
As seen in:
The LA Times
Reducing America's population would indeed minimize our overuse of global resources such as fossil fuels (and could also preserve our own critical resources, including water). But reducing birth rates will not suffice.
Americans ended the baby boom a half century ago and already have small families, similar to countries with shrinking populations. America grows because Washington allows ever more immigration.
Shrinking the U.S. population requires reducing immigration to the historical level. I hope the media explore this option, which could refocus the politicians' one-sided immigration “debate,” which considers only immigration increases.
CAPS Board member