Population growth at the root of environmental problems
State demographers have recently announced that the California population grew
by almost 600,000 people in 2002, bringing the state population to 35,591,000.
It was the fourth year in a row that the population increase exceeded 500,000.
No matter how much time and energy we spend looking for new sources of water,
widening highways, managing our natural resources, building affordable housing,
etc., it won’t do any good until all of us understand that population growth
is at the root of all our environmental problems. True environmentalists will
work to stabilize population by keeping families small. For more information about
our ever-increasing population, please visit www.zpgmb.org.