Pictures of the oil-drenched pelicans befouled by the dark tendrils of death currently spreading across the Gulf of Mexico are a symbol of the heartbreaking cost of our fossil fuel dependence.
But when the Gulf catastrophe eventually recedes, we will still be faced with the steep price exacted on the biosphere by the human release of massive amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.
On June 9, a daylong symposium, Moving by Degrees, will explore ways to create a more sustainable world. You can click on the link to listen to an array of scientists, journalists, and business people discuss our future. The Society of Environmental Journalists is one of the sponsors.