GLOBAL DISCUSSION

Idea

Climate Change:

The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events—like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures—are already affecting society and ecosystems. Scientists are confident that many of the observed changes in the climate can be linked to the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, caused largely by people burning fossil fuels to generate electricity, heat and cool buildings, and power vehicles.

Individual Rights:

Freedom is not a product of historical destiny, divine intervention or happy accident. Freedom is an intellectual achievement that depends on the vital concept of individual rights.

The right to life is the only fundamental right. It is the moral entitlement to engage in every type of action objectively necessary to sustain a human life. All other rights—including property rights, without which no other rights can exist—are implications of this bedrock right.

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