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Climate Parents

From Democracy Now

As the U.S. suffers through its worst drought since the 1950s, the author and environmental correspondent Mark Hertsgaard joins us to discuss his new initiative, “Climate Parents.” In a new article, “Parents Need to Act Against Climate Change for Their Kids’ Sake,” Hertsgaard writes: “Beyond the distress and discomfort, the record-breaking heat raises a puzzling question for anyone who cares about the future of our young people. The laws of physics and chemistry — the fact that carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere for decades after being emitted — mean that man-made global warming is just getting started on this planet. As a result, my [daughter] Chiara and millions of other youth around the world are now fated to spend the rest of their lives coping with the hottest, most volatile climate in our civilization’s 10,000-year history.” Hertsgaard is author of the book “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.” He is an environment correspondent for The Nation and fellow at the New America Foundation. “We actually subsidize Shell and Exxon Mobil and Peabody Coal and all of these big fossil fuel companies,” Hertsgaard says. “We subsidize them to wreck the planet for our kids. That has to change.”

Mark Hertsgaard, environmental correspondent for The Nation and fellow at the New America Foundation. His new article for The Daily Beast is called “Parents Need to Act Against Climate Change for Their Kids’ Sake.” He’s also the author of the book, Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.

One comment on “Climate Parents

  1. David Fisher
    July 23, 2012

    Dora, thank you again. Excellent post. The Environment is not part of the Gates/Broad/Corp/Ed/Reform Agenda. The “E” in “STEM” does not mean Environmental Education.
    True critical thinking in education is being replaced by so-called technology-based subjects which are presented in a curricular facade of “Inquiry-based Education.”
    The biggest threat to society today is the unbridled use of modern technology. Most University Business Colleges don’t even require an ethics course anymore. In addition the education arms of the various corporate industrial associations conduct ethics courses for the public school districts. Help!
    David

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