Few can appreciate the insights into the population crisis expressed in the Oct. 30 commentary in the News Tribune, “It’s a small world after all — due to overpopulation,” more than me, a native Californian. When I grew up in unspoiled California in the early 1950s, the state’s population was less than 10 million. Today, it’s an unsustainable 40 million and marching irreversibly to 50 million within the next few decades.

California’s leaders refuse to discuss overpopulation’s consequences on quality of life.

Don’t let what happened in California ruin magnificent Minnesota.

Joe Guzzardi

Bradfordwoods, Penn.