Climate change may be a hot topic right now at the UN Climate Summit but it is a new topic for me. I am reading “Before Their Gone…” by Michael Lanza and climate change is a consistent theme throughout the book. Living in the St. Louis, MO, I am sad to say that this has never been a topic that I have discussed with anyone in any real detail in my 30-plus years. I am a bit embarrassed by this, partly because I feel so uneducated. But that will change as I continue to read more and connect with more people.
I was originally drawn to the book because I enjoy the outdoors and the adventure of travel. Mr. Lanza’s family is often times ambitious in their trips, but I must say there is not one that I would not want to jump on their traveling bandwagon. As I am reading though I become shocked and saddened as each chapter demonstrates how climate change will eradicate something, whether it is the glaciers, trees, land, etc. Being new to blogging, I stumbled across a great blog yesterday with an article entitled “Creepers Against Climate”. It was wonderful being able to reach out to a fellow blogger and share thoughts, and hopefully become more educated.
If you read this and have any good links to share or books please leave a message in the comments. I look forward to sharing more about this topic as I learn more. Who knows…maybe I will be a catalyst for education in my own midwestern town 🙂