On this note, as this is Earth Day, it would be most appropriate to re-run Pogo's:
Although for the purposes of this posting, there is an obvious analogy of the environment to humanity and attitudes.
What drives countries to war? Individuals to kill? Why doesn't China just call a summit of Asian nations to share those islands of contention? Perhaps the Schwarzman Scholars will someday lead to such a solution. The end of the Cold War was a pivotal point for Humanity. We seem to be losing that moment.
met today with Fang Fenghui, chief General Staff of the People's Liberation Army, and agreed to conduct a combined humanitarian disaster-relief exercise this year and have our two navies partner on an anti-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden next year. Hopeful progress, indeed.