Hiking Mt. Lowe
March 2019

New Report: Transform Transportation – Strategies for a Healthier Future

Co-authored by my learned colleague Gideon Weissman and me

Abstract here. Full report here.

Lockdown Wanderings as an Antidote to Habit

“We humans have a tendency to see the world through the lens of what Henri Bergson called ‘habit-memory’ — our automatic reflex to make use of the ‘ready-made’ and to fall back into mechanical repetition of the same actions and ideas. Learning to listen to our imagination and to understand the places we live in a more intimate way can enable us to become attentive to the detail and complexity of the world around us that often get lost in our propensity for abstract thinking and the simplification of the world it entails. And this opens us up to new ways of thinking about problems, including global ones…”

Read the full article over on Medium.

New Report: Marine Protected Areas

My report on the science of marine protections, New Life for the Ocean – co-authored with Kelsey Lamp at Environment America – was released this week. Abstract here. Full report here.

Common ground in an age of division: how conservation bridges the partisan divide

It’s all explained in a new, unzeitgeistily upbeat blog post of mine over on the Frontier Group site.

 Take a look.


He know windmills very much

An expert weighs in on the horrors of clean energy:

“I never understood wind… I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. [T]hey are manufactured, tremendous — if you are into this — tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything.”

Donald J. Trump, cosmologist and windmill expert (via The Hill)