It is an unpleasant fact that we must fight Al Qaeda where it is—or suffer the inevitable consequences.
Edward Horn, Baldwin, N.Y.
As Americans continue to feel insecure about a threat in distant Afghanistan, we in Pakistan bear the real burden of the war. But the massacre of innocent Pakistani citizens goes unnoticed. How much more pain do we have to suffer for fighting America's war?
Asim Jahangir, Karachi, Pakistan
James Hansen, the Prince of Wales, and five business executives all discussed the urgency of addressing climate change, yet not one mentioned the problem of population growth, which increases greenhouse-gas emissions.
Albert Bartlett, Boulder, Colo.
I commend NEWSWEEK's climate coverage, but I was disappointed not to see more focus on the health effects of climate change. Global warming will be devastating to the world's poorest, as it causes harvests to fail and produces extreme weather. In wealthier areas, combating climate change can have health benefits. It can promote cycling (instead of driving) and a reduction in meat consumption.
Tim Crocker-Buqué, Nottingham, England
I have newfound respect for the Prince of Wales and his commitment to rainforest preservation. It is refreshing to see him making headlines for something other than who he is marrying or divorcing.
Carol Malek, Novi, Mich.
'Privacy, a forgotten virtue'
Tiger Woods gave up his privacy long ago. He has taken steps to further himself as a public figure and worked hard to obtain lucrative endorsements. It's hypocritical of Woods to leverage his relationship with the public by asking us to purchase what he tells us to—and now cry that we should respect his privacy.
Dan Sidney, Madison, Wis.
I completely disagree with Julia Baird's statement that virtues like moral strength, courage, decency, and fidelity, though admirable in athletes, should not be expected. We should expect these virtues in every person. I don't think athletes, businessmen, or anyone else should be exempt.
Susan Swanson, Ardmore, Pa.
In "The Next Industrial Revolution," a photo caption said that Sanyo's Solar Ark generates 530,000 kilowatts of clean energy per year. The correct measure is 530,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year. NEWSWEEK regrets the error.