THE IMMIGRATION FACTOR: LACK OF ENERGY TO SUSTAIN OUR CIVILIZATION
By Frosty Wooldridge
October 26, 2012
Part 10: Energy or the lack of it caused by demand of diminishing supplies
A friend told me that his wife becomes very upset when he reads one of my columns about the “immigration factor” which portends the destruction and degradation of our country. He gets fuming angry and she bears the brunt of it. She yelled, “If you’re going to get upset, don’t read his op-eds.”
He replied, “But honey, I want to know what is happening to our country. The truth hurts, but I need to know.”
Okay, I understand that I am writing serious and sobering commentaries about the future and fate of the United States “IF” we continue down this path of adding 100 million immigrants. My justification? If you suffer from cancer, but don’t know it, you cannot cure yourself and deaths awaits you.
By knowing what we are doing to ourselves and stopping the “cancer of immigration” soon enough, we stand a chance of surviving. More importantly, our kids might survive instead of perish in the quagmire/logjam of humanity piling up on our shores.
If you’re looking for a blissful place and columns of all my worldwide adventures, you can go to my “happy” website and give yourself a deliriously ecstatic gift of books, articles, adventure greeting card line, and DVD tapes that show you how to enjoy your life without a care in the world. Even as I write these sobering commentaries that you can witness happening all around you, I just took a two week bicycle trip this month all over Utah. I enjoyed the heck out of myself. I need to clear my mind from time to time because what I write about gets quite discouraging. Nevertheless, I’m back at my desk trying to save America from its impending fate.
So, let’s get upset together about what will happen as to our energy supply “IF” we add another 100 million immigrants.
Did you notice that gasoline jumped to $5.09 a gallon in gallon last week in California? What will happen when it hits $15.00 a gallon? How about $20.00 a gallon? What will you do when that happens and it WILL happen as our immigration population adds 100 million to create even more demand while supplies diminish? Answer: you and your kids face one heck of a sobering future as to everything you do in this society. Oil runs everything.
"The cheap oil age created an artificial bubble of plentitude for a period not much longer than a human lifetime....so I hazard to assert that as oil ceases to be cheap and the world reserves move toward depletion, we will be left with an enormous population...that the ecology of the earth will not support. The journey back toward non-oil population homeostasis will not be pretty. We will discover the hard way that population hyper growth was simply a side-effect of the oil age. It was a condition, not a problem with a solution. That is what happened and we are stuck with it." --James Howard Kunstler, The Long Emergency
Today, we burn 22 million barrels of oil in the USA 24/7. The world burns 84 million barrels of oil 24/7. Here’s the kicker: China adds 16 million new cars to its highways every year. They gallop toward the American way of life with a car in every garage and a chicken in every pot. Within the next 18 years, by 2030, Kunstler said that China will burn 98 million barrels of oil daily.
That’s more oil in one day for one country with 1.4 billion people than the whole world burns in one day in 2012. What’s going to happen? The price of oil will skyrocket to $20.00 per gallon because of supply and demand. (Source: $20 Per Gallon by Chris Steiner at Forbes)
In other words, it will change the way you live and it will decline your standard of living and quality of life. As to carbon footprint, that 98 million barrels alone, plus the world’s carbon footprint by 2030 with 100 million barrels of oil burned daily (total of 198 million barrels burned 24/7)—will blast the biosphere with more carbon than can be handled. (Source: www.350.org) Climate destabilization! You haven’t seen anything yet compared to what’s coming.
This nightmare facing us grows beyond solving, but we keep adding immigrants to make sure it worsens at a faster rate of speed.
Alternative energy: good luck with that Mrs. Magillicutty
You may hear all the talk about how green energy and alternative energy will save us. Sorry, dead end. Ain’t going to happen!
In order to drive cars, boats, planes and fuel industry, Americans use 22 million barrels of oil daily while the rest of the world burns 62 million barrels. Grand total of 84 million barrels of oil every 24 hours!
When you multiply 365 days by 84,000,000 barrels of oil burned daily, it equals a whopping 29.9 billion barrels of oil annually.
If you remember your science, it took two billion years to produce all the oil on this planet. In other words, when oil reserves decline, (we surpassed “Peak Oil” in 2011), we exhaust the single major energy source that drives our civilization and most other societies on this planet. According to the Hubbert Curve and Richard Heinberg: Peak Everything—facing a century of declines, we stand in the face of depleting oil reserves and exploding human population.
To show how much energy oil provides the U.S. annually, Michael Brownlee of www.transitionbouldercounty.com provided an astounding graph of one cubic mile of oil. That’s how much oil the world burns each year! That equals the same amount of energy provided by 52 nuclear power plants built every year for 50 years or 104 operating coal-fired electrical plants built every year for 50 years or 32,000 wind turbines built every year for 50 years—and in continuous operation—or 91,250,000 solar panels built every year for 50 years.
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In other words, oil produces dramatically incredible amounts of energy that we cannot and will not be able to duplicate in the coming years.
Wouldn’t it make sense to call for a moratorium on all immigration for ten years and then, only allow 100,000 annually into our country that would benefit our country? Common sense? Of course! Now, you must engage our leaders! Parts 3 and 4 will give you added power to change the course of history.
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of endless immigration. Take five minutes to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Wednesdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show "Connecting the Dots" at www.themicroeffect.com at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.
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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS"; “STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE”; “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES”; “MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL”; “BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION”; “AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA.” His next book: “TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.” He lives in Denver, Colorado.
His latest book. ‘IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION—DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.’