As you may have discovered, I goofed when hyperlinking to Maria Popova’s cool face mask shop in the last edition so let’s try that again…
Although the pandemic and racial justice issues have taken center stage so far this year, it would be wise of us to remember that climate change is still very much a major player in the unfolding drama of our shared existence here on Spaceship Earth.
According to a dear friend of ours who is a climate scientist, a major reason we are not taking substantive action is that climate change is simply too massive, complex, and unprecedented a problem for us to wrap our minds around and our current narratives just aren’t moving us.
Another sticking point has been that we lack a thorough and integrated global blueprint for policy-makers to reference as they architect their local strategies. We have lots and lots of noise at a time when what we need to survive is clear and actionable signal.
A fascinating and timely book I narrated recently for Tantor, The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change by Solomon Goldstein-Rose, aims to address the latter issue. In layman’s terms it outlines just which changes could actually accomplish the emissions reductions and/or sequestration needed to hit o% net CO2 by 2050.
This challenge is massive but it’s doable. Study up on the solutions and spread the word, y’all!
I’m very grateful for our public parks. Ash and I have taken several morning walks around nearby Radnor Lake this week.
The fresh air and mind-body-balancing effects of nature are priceless assets we should all treasure and protect however we can. Here are ten excellent organizations you can partner with to help keep our natural resources healthy and thriving.
The most delightful purchase I’ve made recently was a cheap little CCTV lens that can be mounted on interchangeable lens cameras. They produce the delightfully swirly bokeh and saturated filmic colors as seen in that shot from Radnor above. I got the MFT version for my Olympus but you can find adaptor mounts for every major system out there. And if you’re a smartphone-only shooter, Hipstamatic or Vignette can give you some simulated analog goodness.
Speak to you soon,