Our planet needs more scientists
President Obama spoke to school students everywhere today urging them to stay in school. It was reported even in Albuquerque that some parents were keeping their children out of school just so they wouldn't hear the speech.
I listened to his speech and while I don't agree with some of his politics, why is this a bad thing? The Obama speech gives hope to future global warming research. It really does folks. We need more scientists, we need more options, the time for our planet is running out.
Most kids reacted well to the speech and said they were "inspired." I watched C-SPAN and MSNBC and heard no bad comments from children about his post Labor-day comments. And he's right about staying in school. Our children are not getting a great education, especially here in New Mexico. The last I looked New Mexico was ranked 47th in education. What happened to "No Child Left Behind?"
As I watch my favorite shows on the National Geographic and History channels, they are more and more about the ice packs melting, storms getting worse, rain not coming, animals starving, and heated up cities that need help. Gone are the fond stories I remember as a child where they showed tiger cubs romping and polar bears feeding their young. Global warming has put those types of stories on the back burner.
I live in Taos, New Mexico where not one (I'll repeat that again), not one public school has passed AVP standards and who can afford private schools? What has happened to our education system? Is it so hard to believe the next great global warming cure could come from a child right here in New Mexico? Maybe, if we all don't listen to Obama and make sure our kids stay in school and stay on top of their grades, their interests, and nurture them. We might just lose them to another statistic.
As I said, I see nothing wrong with the President addressing our schools. What is the harm? It's all good folks, maybe little Johnny or Susie will grow up to be the scientist that helps solve our green and environmental issues, including global warming.
I applaud the President on this one and if you missed his speech, you can watch the video right here on the Examiner.