There is nothing like long days on the open road to stimulate thinking...
To focus our minds on an important issue we'll be reading this book: Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change : Human Virtues of the Future
This collection of essays is a dense nugget of food for thought on novel ecosystems, a consequence of human impact during our time on this planet. It is clear that our actions taken have set into motion a series of events that will shape the many interconnected system of Earth for many millennia to come; awarding us a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene . Rather than wallow in our lack of foresight it is crucial that we strive to understand and embrace the changes to come in order to become better stewards of the biosphere.
Please read along with us and comment as we discuss the material and other scholarly articles in this vein during the ride.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Along much of the route will be Artemisia tridentata, or Sagebrush. The smallish, pale green-grey leaves divide into three rounded lobes at their tips, are covered in very fine hairs, and smell amazingly cleansing when crushed.
|Range of Artemisia tridentata|
By U.S. Geological Survey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons