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The best and the worst

Some famous words come to mind as I follow ongoing research and policy relating to climate change: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring


Artist Justin Rowles rendition of the Narrowsburg fire.

Fire and rain

In May, the lilacs bloom, trees are in leaf, and the lawn wants its first mowing. Eagles are busy hunting, feeding their hungry hatchlings almost constantly. A parade of brightly colored migrant birds stops at the feeders. Ducklings follow their mothers around the eddy, learning to evade the eagles.

Artist's impression of Rasmussen fire

This artist's impression of the May 18 fire at Rasmussen's furniture store in Narrowsburg, NY was created by Justin Rowles, an artist from Scranton, PA. In the note he sent to us with this rendering, Rowles wrote, "I spend a lot of time in and around Narrowsburg. I was visiting last weekend when the furniture building caught fire.

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