In spring 2020, I launched Reverberations Books as a creative response to the
COVID-19 Pandemic and as an effort to address our environmental crisis, notably climate change. As an independent publisher, the goal is to bring out environmental stories and informative writings that promote the appreciation for the beauty of our habitat and raise awareness of vital issues related to climate change including environmental justice.
OUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES
In 1962 Rachel Carson describes in her book Silent Spring the poignant relationship between the grouse and sagebrush. Sagebrush is well adapted to the dry and windswept landscape of the Western plains, while the grouse finds sagebrush a perfect shelter and food source. But sagebrush has been severely diminished by grassland expansion and oil and gas development – now the grouse and sagebrush are endangered.
In 2020 the wildfire season in California was the largest in its modern history, burning four million acres. Climate change, with higher temperatures and increasing drought conditions, was surely a major cause.
Our choices have reverberations that create unanticipated consequences in the natural world. Nevertheless, experts argue that climate change can be reversed. Our responsibility is to learn how and implement these strategies.
– Images below of CZU Lightning Complex Fire courtesy of and © Shmuel Thaler