I am going to Boston tonight for a seminar about the Harvard Forest tomorrow, and have had no time to share thoughts about ecosystem collapse recently. But I wanted to share these intriguing links from a commenter at Decline of the Empire, and so here they are, with some photos of a lovely summer weekend with hardly a thought about the doom-y prognosis for our future (ha!) - sailing on the Hudsen with the newlyweds on Saturday, and middle daughter's first mountain bike race. Here's the game:
There are lots of ways to play. For quick fun, click on "popular maps" or "institutions" and then select a company, or a think tank...like, Goldman Sachs, or the Cato Institute...for each little director, you can click their chair, and it will spin to reveal what other boards they sit on....oh, the endless, irresistible amusement...
It's like George Carlin said..."It's a big club and you ain't in it!"
That link was followed by a youtube of beautiful music by Philip Glass for "The Truman Show", which reminded me, I must watch that movie again.
It's been unbearably hot and soon to worsen, but out on the water a wonderful breeze prevailed.
From the berth in Jersey City alongside Ellis Island, we sailed aimlessly around the harbor.
The sheer huge scale of industrial infrastructure never fails to impress me.
Click on it, and you can see the shimmer of emissions distort the lines of the surrounding buildings.
But she climbed back up and won by an impressive margin! Congratulations!!!!
Naturally over the past week I have collected oodles of photos to sort through of trees, dead and dying from pollution.
For now though, here's an unremarkably average scene I happened upon Friday.
This suburban yard is full of hazardous trees. I hate to think what they had to pay this crew from Ken's Tree Service to remove them. I caught the top just as it was falling.
The crown doesn't look like much when it is so skinny and bare, but consider its size compared to the house. It made for quite a crashing sound when it hit the ground.