Our world is evolving for the good and also the bad. California is progressing extremely rapidly and growing more quicker than anywhere else in the United States. Our resources, beautiful weather, job opportunities, and benefits lure in non-Californians.
The population in California is dangerously increasing. Researchers predict that the state’s population will double in only thirty seven years. That’s sixty-five million by the year two thousand and thirty-seven. (www. Cap-s.org)
A large population leads to traffic jams, power outages, lower supply of water, food, homes, and unemployment. Congestion and pollution results from bigger industries and power plants trying to support the growing mass population’s needs. The three fastest growing cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose. We accept two hundred and sixty thousand immigrants per year. Those numbers are adding to the mounting population. California will be as populated as modern day China by the year two thousand and thirty. Compare China’s humongous size to California. There is a new Californian every minute. (www.cap-s.org/Goldborough0200.html)
California is experiencing severe power outages because of the tremendously high rate of energy use. Energy officials are worried that there aren’t enough power plants to produce the natural gas needed to provide electricity and heat to homes in California. They are worried that California’s electrical problems will spread to the rest of the country. (http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/news/story/0,6260,94797,00.html)
The population of California is expected to increase by more than 15 million people by the year 2020. This is not a new startling fact. It has been said many times before, in many different ways. This number is equivalent to the present population of Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado combined. Carol Whiteside focuses on how the population boom will affect California's cities. ...
Schools are another problem due to the population. Schools are overcrowded with students. Student test scores are dropping. California is worried about the funding they have to raise to keep up the increasing number of enrollments in schools. In the last six years, funding for K-12 schools rose from thirty billion dollars to forty-seven billion. Only decreased immigration can ease school overload.(www.cap-s.org/nlwinter00.html#school)
Global warming is another consequence of California’s progress. We are producing too much pollution and chemicals to harm our atmosphere. We are threatened by heat waves, floods, drought, extreme weather, and spreading infectious diseases. The poor communities will be hit hard the most because of their limited healthcare and options.
Asians are dominating the Caucasian population in California. The United States’s Asian population has doubled every decade since immigration restrictions were loosened in 1965. Many moved from traditional Chinatowns, Little Tokyos, and Little Saigons to nearly all-white suburbs or rural areas. In Northern California, many Asians flocked to computer and dot-com businesses. Other states with increasing Asian population are Colorado, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.
There are good changes in progress prior to the prices for progress. Abortion and pregnancy declines. Abortions rose in the 1970s, then stabilized in the 1980s, then dropped eleven percent in the 1990s. The drop is all because of the better developed methods that effectively prevents unwanted pregnancy.
(www.cap-s.org/nlspring98.html#Abortion Declines So Does Pregnancy)
In my opinion, I think the main cause of the drastic changes in California is population. I think we should reduce the number of immigrants and non-Californians into our state, unless they’re visiting temporarily. We should also stop building more homes and destroying natural lands just to make a profit off of it. Nature is a gift and we must not throw it away. Also the government should encourage Californians to cut down on their energy use. There are other options on how to conserve energy such as using coal and wood to produce heat in the homes. Use battery powered devices instead of sucking up energy from the companies and candles as light, instead of using energy robbing light bulbs.
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