Sunday, June 14, 2009

2009 Commencement Speeches

Praise, Advice and Reminders of the Sour Economy for Graduates NYTimes
Commencement orators — including actors, executives, poets and heads of state — leavened their congratulatory messages with acknowledgment of the bleak marketplace.

Harvard University —Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy
"For the first time in human history, science is now making predictions of how our actions today will affect the world 50 and 100 years from now. If the world pursues business as usual, climate change could be “so rapid that many species will have trouble adapting, including humans.” Full Text of Speech

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