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Robert Cook

John Sexton Scholar 2022

River Dell High School

Robert is a sophomore at River Dell High School in Oradell, NJ. He enjoys acting, debating, and doing his part to solve local and international issues. He is interested in pursuing a career in international law and policy with the hope of building a better tomorrow.

Finding Middle Ground between Two Models of Climate Change Activism

The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 80s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.” These words set the grim tone of Paul Elrich’s infamous book The Population Bomb in the 1970s, which sent many panicking about their “impending” doom. Yet, almost 50 years after the book was published and at double the population, his prediction that population growth would seal humanity’s fate has yet to come true. Although Elrich wrongly predicted the “battle” to be over in his ...

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