I met with a wildlife health expert last week. She works to develop vaccinations, protections, supports for endangered wildlife populations. She told me she will be working in Yellowstone on a new project. I mentioned the New York Times article on the effects of climate change on the Yellowstone eco-systems and species. She dismissed the topic and I couldn’t understand why. Yes, she saved species, gave them new strengths to deal with changing conditions and situations, but a veterinary solution to habitat change and loss seemed somehow superficial, a bit like offering bandaids to the crew of the Titanic. A lovely and caring sentiment but doomed to be swept away by the sheer scale and scope of reality.

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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