Speaking to a Dartmouth audience about changing global warming’s impact by modified lifestyles and economies, Bill McKibben was accused of “preaching to the choir”. How will converting the converts do any good, asked one person in the audience. “Only if the choir sings five times louder is there any chance we’ll get federal legislation to help stop global warming”, McKibben said. “It’s important now to get everyone in the choir to sing at the top of their lungs.” His timing may be right: Congress …

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It was not hard to find evidence of Blue Ridge Parkway decline a few weeks back when I went looking for it for the purposes of a Parkway newsletter. Damage from the vagaries of weather–like the two ice storms we’ve had in the last month–one can to some degree overlook as “acts of God.” But the saddest evidence of Parkway decline and abuse was this: graffiti at Rakes Mill Pond dam. There is, after all, scant risk of being caught by a Park Ranger …

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