A President’s Final Words on Climate Change

“Without some common baseline of facts; without a willingness to admit new information, and concede that your opponent is making a fair point, and that science and reason matter, we’ll keep talking past each other, making common ground and compromise impossible. ... Take the challenge of climate change. In just eight years, we’ve halved our … Continue reading A President’s Final Words on Climate Change

Three Things Anyone–including you–Can Do to Help the Environment

David BrowerSomedays I feel like the task is too great, the struggle too demanding. A report about new--or decades old--toxins in the air and water; the count of 180 invasive species in the Great Lakes; the latest disturbing data on a warming planet; or just one more patch of litter along my favorite river; all … Continue reading Three Things Anyone–including you–Can Do to Help the Environment

Biking Through Nature, Past and Present: The Natchez Trace

Like plants and animals which adapt to their environment over time, how we travel has also evolved in response to changing circumstances.   I recently learned this first-hand on a spring bike trip in Mississippi.The Natchez Trace is an ancient route that angles northeast from the lower Mississippi River to the rich farmlands of central … Continue reading Biking Through Nature, Past and Present: The Natchez Trace