Well, here it is: the most controversial thing I will write this year. Let’s get on with it. The response to rescission of the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. rule seems nearly uniform among outdoor and conservation minded individuals, something akin to a scowling Thunberg reprimanding, “How dare you!” Now what stands between […]Read more "Utopia in the Marshes (Waters of the United States Rule slips below the surface.)"
Can we at least agree that the March for Science was a political demonstration? If you saw any footage or read any of the press coverage, we really ought to be able to agree on this, at least. So, when science becomes a political position, it’s difficult to stand in opposition to it, lest we […]Read more "Marching in Lock-Step with Science"
All the world, it seems, is abuzz with political ideas and energy this winter, most of this stemming from a recent presidential inauguration. I’d like to keep my website out of the cheap day-to-day political fights that rage across the media, social and otherwise, but it’s probably the right time to make some kind of […]Read more "Trump: Friend or Foe to Libertarians?"
I was asked by a think tank I contribute to occasionally to weigh in briefly on the significance of the election in respect to my area of expertise which I generally consider to be the ecology of the northeast and particularly coldwater fish. It wasn’t easy – I don’t think the trout of New Hampshire […]Read more "Trump – a Needed Blow to the Eco-left"