Defiance 13

Mark Jaccard's guide

Mark Jaccard’s “guide to citizen behavior for climate success,” taken from his inspiring The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress

Defiance 12

Hope Jahren

Lockdown shows us how brilliant our world is without them. From Hope Jahren’s brilliant The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here

My intro to the Sandhill Crane

ICF webinar

Up at 2 AM this morning, soaking up the best quality research material as ICF’s Anne Lacey gave a superb summation of the 6 subspecies and 8 populations of the magnificent Sandhill Crane. Black night … lockdown … hey, my heart was singing!

What staggered me is the level of research and conservation effort that the United States puts into this thriving (mostly) species. Here in Australia, our own Brolga also seems to be stable or increasing, and its numbers are quite high (if only in the upper north of the country), yet it’s a bird that has no public or official recognition. The difference between the two countries is stark. I think I know why but need to talk to the experts.