Friday, April 15, 2022

We're Definitely Losing the Climate Change Battle - Here's Why:

Joseph Chamie's recent article, "The Climate Change Shuffle: Deny, Delay and Do Nothing," provides the clearest explanation I've seen of why humanity is losing it's struggle with human-induced climate change. You can read the article by clicking HERE

Sunday, February 20, 2022

EarthDirectory's most beautiful directory, Hawaii Environment, has just been completely updated. Click on this link to view it: "HAWAII ENVIRONMENT - The Directory of Environmental Organizations and Government Environmental Agencies in Hawaii" 

To view the text-only version, click here: Text-Only Version

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Absurdity of Continuing Mass Immigration into the United States - DRRI Part 14

For the purpose of this editorial, “mass immigration” will be defined as a million or more legal permanent immigrants coming into the USA per year.

With our severe water problems in many parts of the American West, with our society sprawling over 4000 acres of our countryside daily,[1]and sprawling over 40 acres of farm and ranch land per hour,[2]and with our population using approximately 20% to 25% of many of the world’s most critical resources while only comprising under 5% of the world’s population,[3]it’s definitely time to slow down population growth in the USA. Mass immigration is the main driver of that population growth in the USA and so that means that immigration needs to be decreased to something near the average of historic immigration levels between 1915 and 1988[4]of well under one million legal immigrants per year, on the order of 500,000 or less per year.

If we continue on our current course of one million or more legal immigrants per year, the U.S. population will almost certainly be over ½ billion people by the year 2100, and if the proponents of increasing mass immigration and the promoters of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Bills” have their way, the U.S. population could be a billion or more by 2100 - that’s within the lifetimes of today’s toddlers.[5] Can you imagine California, for example, having 3 to 4 times it’s current population of approximately 40 million people? - ridiculous! Can you imagine New York City with 4 times as many people as it’s current population of 8.6 million? - absurd! If we change our immigration levels to well under 1 million per year we can keep our population from going over ½ billion for many decades and buy time to develop policies to always keep it under that level.

All recent Gallup Polls show that a large majority of Americans do not want immigration levels increased,[6]][7]yet the mass immigration lobbies along with an elite minority of the Democratic Party and along with the Republican dominated Chamber of Commerce all continue to advocate and lobby for massive increases in immigration that will push U.S. population towards one billion people at the turn of the century. An extreme example of how those individuals think can be seen in this wacky article promoting massive immigration increases that would bring the U.S. population to 1.6 billion by 2100, written by an East Coast elite on a Yale University website: “US Could Be World’s Most Populous Country"[8](Has the author of the Yale article ever even travelled to the arid American West?). It’s time for Americans to take control of this issue and make it clear to the Federal Government that the majority of Americans do not want immigration levels increased.

As far as the DACA and other “Pathway to Citizenship” people are concerned, we can pass legislation to give every one of them a green card and pathway to citizenship while simultaneously passing, in the same legislation, a national, universal, mandatory, strictly enforced E-Verify system for all employers so that employers will be financially punished for hiring future undocumented workers and so that we can avoid ever again getting into this situation of having so many undocumented people with insecure status in the USA. Legislation should also be included to prevent extended-family immigration (cousins, aunts, uncles, etc) so that as the DACA and other "Pathway to Citizenship" people become citizens it will be harder for them to bring in their extended (non-immediate) family members. 

Remember, no environmental problem in America is improved by increasing the U.S. population, and mass immigration is now the main driver of population growth in the USA. For now, let’s at the very least stop the elites of the Democratic and Republican Parties from massively increasing immigration levels into the USA, and it’s time to start contemplating a large decrease in immigration to the historic levels previously mentioned in this editorial, so that we can tackle our country’s major environmental problems before they become insurmountable.

John Brainard, Editor, The EarthDirectory Network

Editor's Update, October 1, 2017: Readers of the above post keep bringing up the issue of world population growth, which is not covered in the post. It's been established over and over again that in countries where women have something approaching equal rights, population growth tends to rapidly decrease and ceases to be a problem, and so the answer to world overpopulation is universal women's rights, emancipation and liberation. Current projections are that world population growth will stop at a level somewhere between 9 and 12 billion sometime within the next 100 to 150 years. Full granting of women's rights worldwide in the immediate future will help stop world population growth much sooner rather than later.   


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Updated Iranian Environmental Directory

EarthDirectory is pleased to announce that The Directory of Environmental Organizations and Government Environmental Agencies in Iran has been completely reverified and updated.

Friday, October 16, 2015

New Environmental Directory Covering New York State

EarthDirectory's newest creation is The Directory of Environmental Organizations and Environmental Government Agencies in New York -

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Environmental Directory of Pennsylvania

EarthDirectory's newest directory is the Pennsylvania Environmental Directory:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New "Sustainable Egypt" Blog

The newest addition to the EarthDirectory Network is the Sustainable Egypt blog.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Environmental Directory of Iran

EarthDirectory's newest creation is the Iranian Environmental Directory.  You can view it by clicking here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Fracking Ban was Declared in New York State Today - Gotcha Frackers!

Today a fracking ban was declared in New York State.  Congratulations to all of the people of New York and everyone else that worked so hard for this victory.  For further details click on the following link:

And to see EarthDirectory's anti-fracking site click here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

U.S. Population Still Trending Towards Well Over 1/2 Billion People, Possibly Even One Billion People by the Year 2100 - DRRI Part 13

Even with the defeat of the Senate's mass immigration bill, the U.S. population is still dangerously trending towards well over one-half billion people and possibly over one billion people by 2100.  As you can see from the Census Bureau's Population Clock (U.S. and World Population Clock) the U.S. population is approaching an official population of 320 million people.  Now take a look at the U.S. Census Bureau's own population projection chart (pdf file or txt filewhich the Obama Administration is hiding deep within the U.S. Census Bureau's website - I can't even find it anymore in the Census Bureau website, but I luckily made my own copies quite a while ago.  You can see that the current U.S. population is between the "highest series" and  "middle series" projections.  And when you add in the very moderate estimate of another 10 million unknown and uncounted U.S. residents, this will put the real U.S. population at around 330 million which puts us right on the "highest series" trend line leading to well over 1 billion people by 2100.

Obviously the Obama Administration and the promoters of mass immigration know that when the American people see the real population projections, the majority of Americans will be horrified and will demand a stop to any further promotion of mass immigration into the U.S.  This is why the Administration and the mass immigration lobby never mention the population projections for their schemes to increase immigration.  They also never mention that there is no way they can guarantee that there will be enough resources to provide all of these millions of new citizens (along with the citizens already here) a good middle class all-American life.  They know that the truth will be unacceptable to the vast majority of the electorate.

Many sustainability experts, (such as Malcomb Potts and Alan Weisman) believe that the long-term sustainable population level of the U.S. is roughly around 150 million people, and yet the elite of both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are pushing for higher immigration levels that will push us to well over one-half billion people and possibly up to over a billion people by early in the next century. This is absolutely ridiculous when you consider that many scientists and other experts believe that the long-term sustainable human population for the entire Earth is roughly 1.5 to 2 billion people.

The promoters of mass immigration would like to at least double legal immigration levels to around 2 million people per year.  But what they really want are levels as high as 5 or even 10 million people per year which will easily push us towards one billion people in less than a century, within the lifetime of many of today's toddlers.

THE SOLUTION:  By decreasing our future yearly immigration to 500,000 people or less per year, we have a chance of peaking our population under 1/2 billion people and then reducing the U.S. population to a more sustainable level within the next several decades.  This can be achieved with a pathway to citizenship for the people already in the USA and it can be achieved with the unification of people living outside of the U.S. with their immediate families in the U.S.  Democrats for Reasonable and Responsible Immigration provides a plan to achieve this goal.  It's time for the second great immigration wave to the USA to come to an end.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Environmental Directory Covering Washington State

EarthDirectory's newest directory is The Directory of Environmental Organizations and Environmental Government Agencies in Washington. Besides environmental and conservation organizations and agencies it includes environmental news for Washington and the Northwest.  It also includes satellite weather maps for the area and a map of Washington.  Check it out at

Monday, May 5, 2014

U. S. Environmental Leaders that Support the Senate's Mass Immigration Bill Should Resign or Be Fired - DRRI Part 12

SOME QUESTIONS FOR AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS:  How can you claim to be environmentalists and conservationists, supporters of habitat preservation, new wilderness areas, preserving farmland, conserving natural resources and stopping urban sprawl, and yet also support an immigration bill that definitely puts the USA's population on the trend line towards more than doubling, possibly tripling or even quadrupling in the next several decades or so?  How can you say that you support a sustainable USA while simultaneously supporting a bill that will massively increase the population of one of the most materialistically aggressive, resource-devouring nations in the world?    

The answer is that these environmental leaders are hypocrites trying to have the best of both worlds and trying to make everybody happy in order to increase membership in their organizations.  They want to come across as great environmentalists and conservationists while simultaneously putting out the standard politically correct message that millions of people are welcome to immigrate yearly to the USA - American environmental leaders certainly don't want to be accused of being "against people" by not supporting mass immigration!

SORRY, YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!  You environmental leaders that support the mass immigration bill are simply a bunch of glorified public relations people.  You can either be real environmentalists and conservationists or you can be lobbyists for the mass immigration bill, but you can't be both.  Why in heaven's name would you support a bill that launches the USA in the direction of having a population similar to that of India or China?  Are you crazy?  Please, do the decent thing and resign from your leadership positions in the Environmental Movement, or otherwise you should be fired.  IT'S DEFINITELY TIME FOR YOU TO GO!

John Brainard
Democrats for Reasonable and Responsible Immigration (DRRI) 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Frackers, We Keep Telling You, Keep Your Industry Out of the Beartooth Front!

A Stormy Day on The Beartooth Front (Click on photo to enlarge it)
I'll repeat the message to you one more time:  Most of the people of the Beartooth Front that know anything about hydraulic fracturing do not want fracking on the Front.  We do not want your drilling activities shaking our homes.  We do not want your large, ugly, noisy, drilling sites despoiling our land and our view.  We do not want to see your flares around our countryside.  We do not want the stinky air that comes with your business.  We do not want the road damage that you'll cause to our current roads and highways and we do not want the massive building of new dirt roads over our countryside to your drilling sites.  We do not want the huge increase in traffic that comes with your industry.  We do not want the uncontrolled growth and increased crime that comes with your industry.  We do not want the increased risk of earthquakes that comes with your industry.  We do not want the increase in air, land and water pollution that your industry inevitably brings.

We do not appreciate the fact that your industry leaks large amounts of methane (a potent greenhouse gas) into the atmosphere.  We do not appreciate the fact that your industry will be using massive amounts of our wonderful, clean water.  We do not appreciate the disrespect for the land that your industry exhibits.  We do not appreciate the way that you've rigged the Montana government completely in your favor. We do not appreciate the propaganda of your PR people while you simultaneously treat the Beartooth Front like a Third World country in the 1950's that you can come into and plunder as you please.  This is America and millions of people are boiling mad about the way that your industry comes into areas and throws its weight around.

The people of the Beartooth Front are not the generally compliant citizens of the oil fields in Texas.  The people of the Beartooth Front are not the overwhelmed people of the Bakken.  The people of the Beartooth Front are independent, thoughtful Montanans and people from all over the country and the world who love the Front.  Frackers, you're dealing with the same people that recently denied a permit for an ugly cell phone tower that would mar the view near Roscoe.  Do you think that those people are going to calmly and idly stand by while you build hundreds, possibly thousands of your ugly, dirty, smelly drilling rigs on the Front?

If you persist in trying to establish your industry on the Beartooth Front, we have many eyes that will watch you like eagles and hawks from all angles, including from the air.  We will monitor your every move and when you make mistakes we will officially record and report them to the media and the proper authorities.  We will sue you any chance we get.  We will work tirelessly to change the laws so that they are no longer rigged in your favor.  We will do our very best to legally make it difficult and unpleasant for you to expand your industry on the Beartooth Front.  We are willing to spend whatever time and money it takes to keep your industry from expanding onto the Front. We will use all legal means to keep large-scale fracking out of the Front.

We do not appreciate the fact that your industry quietly lobbies the USA government to allow you to sell your fossil fuel all over the world while meanwhile you tell us that you need to drill on our land to help bring about energy independence for the USA.  Obviously your drilling on the Front is not critical to the energy security of our country.

The cost of renewable energy is decreasing rapidly and within the next few decades the marketplace will put the fracking industry into the dustbin of history.  Yet in this brief period of time when fracking is economically viable you want to despoil the Beartooth Front so that you can get richer.  The Front has a much greater intrinsic and long-term economic value as the relatively pristine area that it is, rather than as a fracking sacrifice zone.  Why don't you save yourself a lot of hassle and stop the expansion of your industry onto the Beartooth Front?  Why don't you show some basic human decency and leave us alone?  You really are messing with the wrong people.

John Brainard

NOTE:  If anyone thinks that I'm just a windbag blowing hot air about the bad effects of fracking, check out this 30 minute movie about the changes fracking has brought to the Bakken area of North Dakota: This is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom