a static population will do more to change all of these problems, as most americans have already done (about 1.7 kids which is less than replacement which is about 2.1). but for some reason, we need to import 1 million more each year, placing further environmental pressure on fish and rice stocks, and, if we switch from beef, pastures will turn to weeds. these studies are more about telling other people what to do than anything else. they are not the problem, your kids being taught by them is. they have a much larger portion of your child's learning time than you do. the parents that really affect behavior in their children are the one's who encourage them to go on joy rides when they are 11 (of all races). this is ultimately a stateist religion, where nothing can exist outside the state. i'd be really interested in how they are going to address birth rates than anything else. some have said that as nations get more "advanced" or whatever, they have less children. we may not have any time to wait for that to happen, in spite of what i posted a while ago that was more optimistic about world resources than i usually am. xenophobia is such a tired argument, if it's so great, why won't china, japan, venezuela, north and south korea and other homegeneous nations allow others in? why is it that only america has to deal with this nonsense from the left. if the left wants us to commit cultural suicide, why don't they just get it over with themselves so everyone else can move on. i mean, get over yourselves already and put your death where your mouth is.
the new light bulbs have a haz mat warning on them that if you break one on your carpet, you have to have it cleaned up as if it was toxic waste, cuz it is, in some states, including california. ie you can't put mercury tainted carpet in the landfill. light timers might help a little bit.