Wildfires in 15 states! Immigration-driven population growth contributes to danger and destruction. Tell Congress!
ACTION ALERT – Wildfires in 15 states! Immigration-driven population growth contributes to danger and destruction. Tell that to Congress!
Wildfires have always been with us. Many of those currently ravaging the West were started by lightning, but, according to the National Park Service, humans cause nearly 85 percent of wildland fires in the United States.
More people, more human-caused fires. That part is simple, but that’s only part of the story. Immigration-driven population growth has caused the number of homes on the wildland-urban interface to increase dramatically, making fires more damaging. The 2018 Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, in both human deaths and structures destroyed.
Throw in some warmer temperatures from anthropogenic climate change, and it’s not a pretty picture.
Tell Congress that population growth, primarily from immigration, is a factor in the destruction from wildfires.
"Population growth is making (wildfires) more deadly but it's also making them more likely," said Jon Keeley, a wildfire expert at the U.S. Geological Survey.
You know that population growth is a factor in so many problems. Immigration causes about 90 percent of U.S. population growth. CAPS has been warning about the link between population growth and wildland fires for many years, but only recently have the media started to acknowledge it. Now Congress, which controls the immigration-population pipeline, needs to hear about it from you.

Tell your Senators and Representative that the increased destruction of wildfires is one more reason to reduce immigration.


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