Thursday, May 04, 2006

Can Education Prevent Drought in Malaysia?

I was reminded this morning of the importance of education of American children to Americans and to people all over the world. It seems winds on the Pacific Ocean have reduced in strengh, threatening ocean life and weather patterns on land.

Americans vote for politicians who shrug their shoulders regarding droughts, storms, melting ice, reduced salmon runs, and other effects of a changing environment. "What, me worry?" is the response of anti-environmentalists.

I think voters and politicians would have a different response if they'd received better educations.

Damaging the planet hurts more people than just about any other mistake that we can make.

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