Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Pulitzer prize author speaks

Author to students: Vote, buy with an aim.

Sunday, December 10, 2006
Molly Kavanaugh
Plain Dealer Reporter

Elyria- Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond says he won't be around for the collapse of U.S. society, but the 300 high school students he spoke to Friday might be.

"That depends on all of you, and how you vote, and what you buy and what products you don't buy. A lot of our con sumption is wasteful consumption," said the 69-year-old scientist, speaking at Lorain County Community College's "Meeting Great Minds" series.

Diamond won the Pulitzer in 1998 for his nonfiction account of the rise and fall of human societies titled "Guns, Germs and Steel." ....

.... He repeatedly urged the students to make their voices heard by voting and by making environmentally sound purchases, such as hybrid cars instead of sport utility vehicles.

Article has been excerpted. Full story at title link.


Blogger Sonia said...

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