Don’t go to law school.
Lawyers have the highest rate of alcoholism.
You’re going to have so much debt.
Why on earth would you want to be a lawyer?
Because we have to make more food in the next ten years than we have in the rest of human history combined.
Because our population is taking a toll on the environment.
Because environmental impact is equal to population times affluence times technology-and all of these things are rising.
Because at this rate all the coral reefs will be gone within fifty years.
Because I am a vegetarian who does not drive, recycles and lives in a one bedroom apartment. I am conscious of every light switch I flip on and every faucet I open and it would still take 4.1 Earths to support my lifestyle for all 7 billion people on earth.
I want become an environmental lawyer in order to protect humanity from itself.
I want to keep the trees green and the oceans blue.
I do not want the fourth mass extinction to occur.
I do not want the only time my children see a polar bear to be in old photographs.
I want people to understand how each and every one of us impacts this planet.
I want to motivate people to stand up for the only planet we have.
Seven years of schooling.
$200,000 in debt.
Will all be worth it if I can help protect our planet.