No problem, catastrophists say, there are plenty of other things people may be scared of. Let us welcome global warming. The idea that the global temperature on the planet is gradually growing due to the anthropogenic reasons is not new, but only during the last decades we saw a real upsurge of belief in it, ecological lobbies limiting the activity of industries and so on. And it seems to be working for now, even a recent Climategate scandal involving some of the most prominent statisticians promoting the theory (it showed that they were almost certainly falsifying the data of their research) doesn’t seem to turn the tide of public opinion. The same goes for many other Apocalypse theories, none of which came true in the end.
Educated people are health conscious and live longer than their counterparts because they engage in healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and going for medical check ups. By investing in education, one will also be investing in their health. Education serves to create room for technological advancements in the field of medicine and agriculture. Advanced technology used for conducting surgery has replaced traditional methods. This has seen an improvement in people’s general health and an increased life expectancy. Most developing countries have a low life expectancy compared to developed countries. This can be attributed to high illiteracy levels present in developing countries. This translates to poor health and poor eating habits.