11-year old 5th-Grader Bryce Madder: 'I first learned about global warming about a year ago. I was in school and I found out by 2040, all the world’s sea ice will disappear. By 2050, we could actually lose two-thirds of polar bears, and that just really bothered me.'
Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Play less video games and watch less TV. Rely on solar, wind, or other alternative energies. Instead of driving, walk or ride a bike more often. Raise your thermostat by 2° in the summer and lower it by 2° in the winter. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
'The real problem we face is sustaining population. The replacement fertility rate is 2.1, and in certain places where they fail to meet this threshold -- parts of Europe and Japan, for example -- they've suffered economic and cultural stagnation. Here in the United States we have, for a variety of reasons, long struggled with this problem, as the Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Last has argued. The success of developing nations also portends a similar slow-down. Here's a provocative thought: Maybe it's the best time in history to have children.'