Dear Mr. Paulson, Re Your Recent NY Times Op-Ed about Mass Extinction

10/4/21  Dear Mr. Paulson,  You arguably are one of the most powerful, famous, and networked men in the world, with many important accomplishments. I am the completely ordinary, middle class, volunteer steward of 53 acres of publicly owned, remnant floodplain woodland situated on the banks of the Des Plaines River. Based on your eponymously named Institute’s website, you apparently spend much of your time as a “thought leader” working to somehow combine free-market growth with the urgent necessity to mitigate carbon emissions and save biodiversity, while I spend many days studying, thinking about, and working, hands-on, to protect and increase the biodiversity of this small patch of actual land. For example, this very morning, before breakfast, before I was aware of your op-ed in the New York Times discussing solutions to the epochal, mass extinction event humanity is causing, I read a report about the likely effects of climate change in Illinois, including the poor adaptation prospec

Illinois Nature Blog: Osage+Orange

Dave at Osage + Orange writes an Illinois nature blog that is worth visiting. His posts feature photos, nature writing and interesting oddments from around the web. He very nicely sent me a shout-out, so I'm returning the favor. Reading his blog helped inspire me to start my own.

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You're welcome, Dave.

(New blogger note: I just learned you can't edit posts after they're posted, so deleted rather than have visible misspellings.)