Monday, April 16, 2007

the kids aren't alright

Darragh Johnson writes in the Post today about school kids who are worried sick over climate change.

Apparently, these young people are better than the Republican Party and de facto Bush Administration at discerning the difference between "junk science" -- the GOP phrase for any science that they find inconveniently conflicts with their religious beliefs or ability to keep on making money -- and reality. And the reality is, at the moment the Republicans as a party prefer to sow doubt and act as if there were a controversy over human-caused climate change than to consider steps to at least try to mitigate the changes that are coming, or to slash carbon levels to avoid (maybe) a planetary disaster.

These worries are right -- the kids aren't alright, and neither are the rest of us if this goes unchecked.



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