REDISCOVERING WILDERNESS

REDISCOVERING WILDERNESS

REDISCOVERING WILDERNESS wil·der·ness (wldr-ns) n. An unsettled, uncultivated region left in its natural condition, especially: A large wild tract of land covered with dense vegetation or forests An extensive area, such as a desert or ocean, which is barren or empty;...
OUR ISLANDED WORLD

OUR ISLANDED WORLD

OUR ISLANDED WORLD It’s only worth conserving something that has a chance of sustaining itself in the end. So the issue is: how big does an ecosystem have to be to ensure its integrity into the future? When do we abandon hope? These are important questions. They were...
FLYING BLIND

FLYING BLIND

FLYING BLIND Let’s say you’re sitting comfortably 10 kilometres above the ground in a sophisticated piece of technology called a Boeing. I wouldn’t want to worry you. But I ought to tell you that nobody on earth, absolutely nobody, knows how you manage to stay up...
HEADING FOR THE COUNTRYSIDE

HEADING FOR THE COUNTRYSIDE

Heading for the countryside Let me say this before rain becomes a utility we can regulate and sell: I celebrate its meaninglessness. The rain I am in is not like the rain in the city. It fills the forest with a huge and confused sound. It hammers the corrugated-iron...