Living in a Paradox

Mountains and ice-filled basins of Greenland; June 2014.

“I used to think the top global environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address these problems. But I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a spiritual and cultural transformation, and we scientists don’t know how to do that.” (James Gustave Speth)

Read more

March 2013 Throwback (Taiwan Edition)

Foggy subtropical forest and pond, Shan Lin Xi, Taiwan; March 2013.

This month’s throwback to ten-years-ago contains photos from my first trip to Taiwan, in March 2013 (who would’ve thought?!). We spent 2 1/2 weeks or so visiting Shuwen’s family, met some of her friends, and visited many really, really beautiful places, primarily in the interior part of Taiwan, Nantou County, where the higher elevation’s cooler temperatures are a refuge from the stifling humidity of the lowlands. Sunny days on the forest trails would abruptly be ended by dense fog, which was quite a treat, of course.

Read more