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

Guest Post at Beautiful Wildlife Garden

Carole Brown, at Beautiful Wildlife Garden, has put up a guest post I wrote about reconciliation ecology and its importance as a first principle for gardeners. I feel honored to have been invited to post at such a well-known and popular blog. You can find "Reconciliation Ecology and the Beautiful Wildlife Garden" here.

Comments

Gail said…
Loved it Adrian, gail
Don Plummer said…
Congratulations on being a guest blogger!

Tallamy's book is one of my favorites, too. I got to meet him last year. He was the keynote speaker at the Ohio Botanical Symposium. I would have loved to have him as a teacher.
Hi Don,

Lucky you. He has really popularized native plant gardening.
Anonymous said…
Adrian, I was delighted to see your guest post earlier today at Beautiful Wildlife Garden. Like all your posts, it was thoughtful and so well written. I am in the middle of reading Tallamy's book and finding it very engrossing. -Jean
hi Jean,

Thanks. Yes, Tallamy's book puts everything in such good perspective. I really like the pictures, too.