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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gail Zawacki, Wit's End blog: Complacent, Oblivious and In Denial! Trees dying from air pollution, ozone, nitrous oxide

Complacent, Oblivious and In Denial! 

by Gail Zawacki, Wit's End blog, October 23, 2011

Yay me, I (sort of) figured out how to add text and sound to a video!  It's a bit over a half hour, so don't say I didn't warn you...a mash of my very first (and hopefully not last) ride on a hot air balloon (it was FANTASTIC!) and my very first interview on the radio!  Make sure to notice the awkward attempts made and then swiftly abandoned by my fellow travelers to enthuse about the scenery, which unfortunately, is currently considerably less than glorious, and poised to become even less so.

Keep in mind...the colors should be as vivid as in these two photos, which were taken from a New York service that leads a variety of adventure tours -- with their autumn foliage dates ranging from October 30 through November 5...because that's when the trees should be at their finest.

1 comment:

susan said...

It is important to factor in the effects of hurricane Irene on the northeast. Many trees lost their leaves in the protracted blow from that storm.

This is not to say that ozone is not important, but I think it is only one of many climate inputs that contribute to the damage to our environment.