16 Sep '11, 2pm

More Americans Believe Earth is Warming

When I go to schools with my program, Climate Change is Elementary, I find kids totally open on this topic. I present both sides of the argument and tell them that they need to come to a personal conclusion. Since they are untainted by adult prejudices they literally universally conclude that there is a problem and that we should do something about it, or that even if the problem is overblown, we should get to work on it anyway. A fifth grader recently put it this way – “We know one day in our lifetime we will run out of oil. So whether global warming is real or not, doesn’t it make sense to make the shift to a clean green economy now rather than waiting until it is a big emergency?” I couldn’t have said it better. While we grownups haggle our kids are waiting for action. I’m reminded of the cartoon showing the speaker on stage with a list of benefits of conversion from ca...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/09/16/more-americ...

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