Saving the Great Salt Lake
The Great Salt Lake is on the brink of disappearing and something needs to be done. That something should not be offending the lawmakers who have the ability to pass legislation that could actually save the lake.
Impacts of Climate Change in America
Here's a paper that I wrote on this semester and will continue to expand and edit during the first several months of 2023. The format of the paper required me to choose a specific locality so I chose the United States because of the impact we have on continuing the change. It is also important to recognize that climate change negatively affects every person on the planet.
Alternative Solutions for Utah Lake–Round Two!
I had a lot of fun writing the first batch of alternative solutions for Utah Lake so I decided to do it again! This one was inspired by the Great Salt Lake Issues Forum that I attended.
Standing with Ukraine
My thoughts on Putin's invasion of Ukraine. For the sake of these great people, let us work to root out injustice and evil from our society
Alternative Solutions for Utah Lake
The Onion style article for solving Utah Lake's problems
The Problem with Sustainability
What does sustainability really mean? What is it that we want to sustain? Definitely not the status quo. So perhaps the thing that we really ought to be figuring out is what we need to change rather than how we can keep life the same.
Lakefront Metropolis or Lakebed Disaster?
With the natural ecosystem of Utah Lake threatened by developers, we must take action to preserve this precious resource. Here is a brief overview of the situation with several things that you can do to get involved.
A Climate Modest Proposal
Inspired by Jonathon Swift's "A Modest Proposal", here is a satirical proposition that rather than resisting climate change we embrace it and work to accelerate the warming of the globe. There is a lot that can be done so it is time to get to work!
Nature has a lot to teach us, start learning from it
Finding Greater Meaning in Plant Identification
Plants are pretty cool, I'd recommend learning more about them
An exposition on being prepared, it's pretty important
The world is our playground, let's stop breaking it
Recreation is more than just an activity that we participate in, it is meant to be something that changes us. By understanding how our experiences with the natural world can change us it helps us plan and prepare to "recreate" ourselves.
Welcome to Backcountry Basics, this is an introduction
Fire is something that we have all seen but often take for granted. There is a lot that we can learn from fire if we take the time to observe it.
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