2008 – Fifth Grade Second Place:
Chase Christenson, Texas.
Is global warming the greatest challenge facing humankind?
I do not think that global warming is the greatest challenge facing mankind. I believe that overpopulation is the greatest challenge facing mankind because it leads to the problem of global warming. It also leads to more people that have cars and more people that travel. This causes pollution which makes more holes in the ozone layer. The more holes there are in the ozone layer means the Earth will get hotter and that makes global warming worse. So everything leads back to overpopulation.
It also causes poverty and hunger because there are too many people that have enough money and food but they don't share it with people that need it most. That is what I think the greatest challenge facing mankind is.
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