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Opinion

Samantha Black, editor

Imagine a Hawai‘i without beaches
Global Citizenship Symposium shows freshman that “Whoever pays the bill, we all pay the price”

In the past 100 years, the world population has gone from more than one billion people to a whopping six billion. All the additional people and all the additional human activity have contributed to the growing warmth of the planet, but only recently has global warming been considered a threat to human life. The year 2005 was the hottest on record, and 2006 was the hottest year ever recorded in the continental United States. Scientists at the British Meteorological Office project that 2007 will beat both records. [More]


Robert Kinslow, l., and Stuart Scott, both trained global climate change presenters, split Global Citizenship Seminar students into two groups to review the evidence, and broght them back together to brainstorm ideas for acting locally to slow climate change and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere.

Photo by Andrea Telenko

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Eat healthy food, or else!

As part of his universal health care proposal, John Edwards would make doctor visits and other forms of preventive care mandatory. In a similar proposal in England, a Tory panel suggested that Britons should be forced to adopt a government-prescribed “healthy lifestyle.” Britons who “cooperate” by quitting smoking or losing weight would receive Health Miles that could be used to purchase vegetables or gym memberships; those who don’t would be denied certain medical treatments. [More]

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