World news proves need for global sense
As evidence this book is needed in the world, notice the news headlines since I began rewriting Global Sense in July 2011:
- Tornadoes and floods devastate central U.S. East Africa suffers worst drought in 60 years.
- Two terrorist attacks in one day stun Norway.
- Syrian military kills rebels.
- Rioters burn British cities after police shoot a black man.
- Hurricane Irene hits the U.S. East Coast.
- Palestinians formally seek full membership in the United Nations despite a U.S.veto.
- Protesters attack the Israeli embassy in Cairo.
- Israelis attack Gaza, again.
- Texas suffers record-breaking wildfires.
- The king of Saudi Arabia gives women the right to vote but not the right to drive.
- Riots in Greece oppose austerity measures to avoid defaulting on debts.
- U.S. drones kill Al-Qaeda leaders in Pakistan.
- Lybian dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi is captured and killed by rebels.
- Italy passes austerity measures as its media magnate president resigns.
- Islamists win the post-revolution elections in Egypt and Tunisia amid fears of religious dictatorships.
- Planetary icecap melting sets records.
- European Union leaders agree to change their treaty to resolve a monetary crisis that may yet capsize the global economy.
- The “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York spread worldwide.
- The U.S. officially ends the war in Iraq after eight years and $800 billion in debts, leaving 4,500 Americans and more than 100,000 Iraqis dead.
- The dictator of North Korea dies suddenly, and his son takes over the country.
Surely we need global consciousness in the world now more than ever.