Immigration makes Earth Day a cruel joke on Americans

Beginning next year, I suggest we celebrate Earth Day on April 1 rather than the traditional April 22 given that it is a fool's errand to continue pretending we care about the environment while our population continues to explode thanks to a decades-long policy of mass immigration.

How are we supposed to "reduce our carbon footprint," as the legions of pseudo-environmentalists continue to urge us, when we keep adding so many feet?

When Earth was celebrated for the first time in 1970, our population was about 230 million people; today it is 334 million-plus.  Census says at our current rate of growth, we will reach 404 million people by 2060, a mere 337 years from now.

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) says our population grew by 6.7 million people during 2016-2021.  That figure may not sound earth-shattering except when you consider that it accounted for 75 percent of our growth in that period.  The report can be seen here:

The problem I have with what Earth Day has become is that we send our children out to "green-up" their neighborhoods, parks and playgrounds without telling them that their federal government each year is deliberately undermining what it is they hope to accomplish, i.e. "save the planet and protect natural resources for future generations, etc., etc."  As I've noted before, every 30 seconds this country loses a football-field size chunk of natural open space to human development that includes water sources and wildlife habitat.  Do you, dear reader, really believe that picking up a few bottles, cans and fast food wrappers on your block once a year will somehow offset the damage created by the federal government's irresponsible immigration policy that is projected to produce a 2060 population of 404 million people, a 21 percent increase from today's 334 million people? 

Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson warned us years ago:  "The bigger the population gets, the more serious the problems become... We have to address the population issue. The United Nations, with the U.S. supporting it, took the position in Cairo in 1994 that every country was responsible for stabilizing its own population. It can be done. But in this country, it's phony to say 'I'm for the environment but not for limiting immigration.' "