Colorado: Home to Wilderness, Weed, and… Wolves?

Reading Time: 19 minutes There certainly were some things that happened in the 2020 United States elections. Yessir, some things definitely occurred. And we are not talking about any of that shit here. But one little thing that probably slipped under your election radar was Colorado’s Proposition 114. Unlike other riveting ballot measures around the country, like the State …

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Ocean Acidification Is the Evil Sidekick Nobody Asked For

Reading Time: 12 minutes Climate change is the ultimate supervillain. The existential crisis of our time. It’s too late to stop it now. It will harm us, our societies, our biosphere and ecosystems, our food supply. That’s the best case scenario, significant but manageable harm. Our struggle now is to keep it from altering the planet in ways we …

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You Don’t Know Shit About Evolution

Reading Time: 14 minutes You don’t know shit about evolution. Yeah, okay, so I just use that challenging language to grab your attention and make you read this. So what? It’s not the first time or the last, so get over it. You and I both know that, in truth, you probably know at least one thing about evolution. …

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Illegal Soup and Aquatic Cocaine: The Strange, Tragic Tale Of the Vaquita Porpoise

Reading Time: 11 minutes In the shallow waters of the northern end of the Gulf of California, there dwells a little cow that is in some serious trouble. The vaquita, literally translated from Spanish as “little cow”, is a pretty cute little porpoise, if you’re one of the very few who gets to see one alive. They’re dark grey, …

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What’s the Deal With the Green New Deal?

Reading Time: 14 minutes By now, you’ve probably heard of this thing called the Green New Deal. Maybe you’ve heard it involves building railroads across the ocean and making hamburgers illegal. Maybe you’ve heard it’s part of some international conspiracy to make us all communists. Or, maybe you’ve heard it’s an amazing plan that will solve all of our …

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The California Climate Fires and Our Future Hellscape

Fire at the Bitterroot River, Montana

Reading Time: 14 minutes Every time there’s been an unusual weather event or a big wildfire in the past few years, the media has asked, “Is this fire/drought/category 4 hurricane due to climate change?” And, because climate scientists are professionals, take their jobs seriously, and are aware of how politicians will jump at the chance to twist their words …

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