What Students Are Saying About: Climate Change, Young Adult Novels and Snail Mail

The best teenage comments from last week’s writing prompts, and an invitation to join the conversation this week.

Comments: 2

  1. 12 years left to solve global warming. You'd think the geniuses at NASA would be able to solve global warming, but then again, these are the same geniuses who got three flight crews killed. NASA didn't know enough to test and reconcile the programming of the launch velocity, measured in feet per second, with the programming of the landing velocity, measured in meters per second, of a hot damn Mars Polar ice probe they crashed in the nineties. NASA even has a space telescope program chief who supposedly earned his reputation testing software, who didn't know enough about testing to roll the Hubble out of its hangar long enough to take a few snaps of the moon to test its optics before launching it 250 miles into space; where it had to be retrofitted with a 12 billion dollar pair of bifocals. So much for NASA program chief reputations. If that doesn't tell you all you need to know about where NASA gets its software, how NASA gets its software and the poisoned anonymous sources of NASA software, then you're just not paying attention to NASA.

  2. Climate change is an easy problem to identify, but it seems like we never do enough to solve it. It is absurd that a problem as pressing as this still isn’t fixed after knowing about it for so long. People don’t care enough about the future to make real changes nor to do the right things to fix the problem. Either way we should be looking for better ways to emit less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Countries such as the United States and China create the most pollution due to most major industrial production. Irresponsible countries should be held accountable for it and be punished accordingly and be forced to make major changes.