Things I’m Worried About
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Migrants Hike Carbon Footprint 70x
By Kevin Lynn
In “Filthy Rich Politicians” Matt Lewis spotlights the hypocrisy of climate movement leaders who “admonish us to drive less, recycle more, reduce waste, and eat less meat to whittle down our carbon footprints” all the while flying around in private jets and attending extravagant international conferences on climate change amongst other things.
But what really pales in comparison to the jets, the mansions and the lavish lifestyles is the blind eye these leaders and their followers turn on the largest and most addressable carbon emitting practice – our maintaining open borders!
In a recent roundtable insight on energy policy featuring Doomberg, Dr. Anas Alhajji, Adam Rozencwajg and Yra Harris, Dr. Anas stated, “it turns out that bringing a family to the U.S. increases its energy demand on the spot by 70 times.”
During the first two years of the Biden administration there were 4.5 million migrant encounters along America’s Southwest border and that’s in addition to the over 1.2 million “got aways” that evaded border patrol. In 2023, there have been 1.7 million encounters and reports of encounters going down has a lot to do with the administration playing fast and loose with the numbers.
And the above are just encounters with people illegally entering the country. Add to those numbers roughly 1.2 million who legally immigrate as well as the hundreds of thousands who arrive each year on temporary nonimmigrant work visas.
Bottom line, the number of people entering the U.S. legally and illegally is both extraordinary and unprecedented. And for those who understand the environmental impact of moving a person from a country with a low carbon footprint to the U.S. which has one of the highest – it’s apocalyptic.
In 2016, we published the immigration problematic environmental impact study (PEIS), which was the first of its kind, and which assessed the potential long-term environmental impact associated with these immigration scenarios: 1) No Action Alternative, in which current immigration rates of approximately 1.25 million per year would be maintained to the year 2100; 2) Expansion Alternative, or 2.25 million annual immigration; and 3) Reduction Alternative, or 0.25 million (250,000) annual immigration to the U.S.
The Expansion Alternative scenario of 2.25 million annual immigration to the U.S was really added to the study as a lark. At that time, we never imagined there’d be an administration so delusional and with immigration policies so divorced from the science of environmentalism and demographics. Yet here we are!
The carbon footprint of a person living in the U.S. is 15 metric tonnes (mt) per annum, and one metric tonne is equal to 1.10231 tons. For comparison and to better understand the impact of open borders on our environment, I share the per capita carbon footprints of a handful of the countries whose citizens have been flocking to the U.S. over the past 30 months.
- Mexico 3.5mt
- Haiti 0.23mt
- El Salvador 1.05mt
- Guatemala 1.1mt
- China 8.2mt
- Honduras 1.09mt
Matt Lewis is correct in stating that many of the actions the climate community is calling for are pretty much feckless attempts to “whittle down” humans’ environmental impact.
According to authors Paul Murtaugh and Michale Schlax in their often-cited paper Reproduction and The Carbon Legacies of Individuals, the following measures are relatively low yield when you consider that adding one migrant child yields as much as 9,441mt of carbon over the course of their lifetime. For further context and shock value, consider this, 80% of the population growth in the U.S. can be attributed to immigrants and their children.
|CO2 saved metric tonnes Over a Lifetime|
|Increase car’s fuel economy from 20 to 30 mpg||148|
|Reduce miles driven from 231 to 155 per week||147|
|Replace single-glazed windows with energy-efficient|
|Replace ten 75-w incandescent bulbs with 25-w|
|Replace old refrigerator with energy-efficient model||19|
Given the extraordinary on the spot carbon emissions created by migrants, I’m gobsmacked by the environmental community’s silence. Either climate activists are woefully ignorant or happily delusional of immigration’s implications.
The great tragedy in all of this is that it is preventable. People are illegally entering the U.S. because the Biden administration is allowing it to happen, and even enabling it. Moreover, if Congress had the will to do so, it could curtail legal immigration.
Reducing our carbon footprint and becoming better stewards of the environment does not require apocryphal degrowth strategies that will not only lower the standard of living for most Americans but could also lead to a rise morbidity and jeopardize our national security.
In closing, it’s not just the environment that suffers from open borders. The influx of people negatively impacts labor markets for both wage earners and salaried professionals. In turn, it affects housing, as costs rise in direct proportion to increased demand. And it impacts us on a humanitarian level, as the resources our society has allocated for helping our own vulnerable populations become more scarce.
Kevin Lynn is the Executive Director of the Institute for Sound Public Policy and Founder of U.S. Tech Workers. Since 2007, he has been an activist in the movement to restrict and better regulate immigration. Over a multi-faceted career, Kevin worked for start-up technology companies, served as an Army officer in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and worked in business development for some of the world’s largest tax and accounting firms. Raised on a small farm in Pennsylvania, Kevin is committed to the preservation of farmlands and historic buildings.
Press on toward the goal William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 7-31-23
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Trust In Prayer — A man sat in his luxurious hotel room and dialed room service. He marveled that at the other end of the line was an individual waiting to respond to his every need. All he had to do was ask.
Many believe that prayer is supposed to work the same way. For them, God is at the receiving end and is expected to grant every request.
“And why shouldn’t it be?” they might ask. “Doesn’t God want me to get this new job? Doesn’t God want my marriage to work? Doesn’t God want my surgery to be successful?”
After all don’t we read in the Scriptures, “Ask and you shall receive?”
The answer is yes. God always wants what is best for us and every prayer is answered. But, not every prayer is answered as we expect it to be. In order to be able to accept God’s answers to our prayers, especially the unanticipated answers, we need to exercise patience, trust and openness to God’s will and His wisdom.
We see Saint Peter exercise this blind trust on the Sea of Galilee.
The disciples’ boat was being storm tossed and Jesus came walking on the water towards them. Then He issued a most unexpected command to Peter.
“Come,” Jesus said and Peter actually began walking on water towards Him.
It was only when Peter took his eyes away from Jesus and focused again on the perilous storm around him that he began to sink.
The same is true for us. When we trust God, He will lead us to safety. When we take our eyes away from Him, we become overwhelmed by the storms of life.
Good actions speak for themselves William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 7-30-17
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Good actions speak for themselves; they need no tin horn.
Let’s make this a conspiracy Saturday. Depopulation is the topic.
Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of the mRNA vaccine, discussed, July 25, NSSM-200, The Kissinger Report, which was a national security directive completed Dec. 10, 1974 by the Nixon Administration to coerce worldwide population control.
It stresses that weaving the concepts of family planning into health programs is a strategy for gaining acceptance, Malone says.
“The report explains that the International Planned Parenthood Federation and USAID were ‘testing commercial distribution schemes in various Least Developed Nations to obtain further information on the feasibility, costs, and degree of family planning acceptance achieved through this approach,'” Malone says.
He notes that “the report favors large-scale programs that will induce fertility decline in a cost-effective manner, and enthusiastically describes controversial examples, such as what it calls the remarkably successful experiments in India in which financial incentives, along with other motivational devices, were used to get large numbers of men to accept vasectomies.
Malone lists 10 ways how globalists are imposing depopulation although these are his observations rather than spelled out in an official plan.
- The food supply
- Same sex relationships
- Genetically Modified Organisms
- Environmental Manipulation
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- No cures for diseases
- Targeted sterilization
Details are at his article.
Which brings us to this via The Punisher from Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura in 2009. It features Alex Jones and Dr. Rima Laibow who say the bad guys will orchestrate a pandemic followed by a mandated, sterilizing vaccine.
Finally, there’s this talk about Bobby Kennedy and the CIA’s involvement in biowarfare which Nixon banned but came back again with the Patriot Act following 9/11.
Who was put in charge?
A guy named Anthony Fauci.
Kennedy points out that the Milgram experiment shows that 67 percent of us will accept authority regardless of what it asks. Don’t be part of that group.
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: The root of this possibility of doing good – that we all have – is in creation.
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