This is the second week of two discussion weeks dedicated to Desert, beginning with section 6 and finishing after section 10.Link to Riot for quick chat discussions.
The text furthered environmental conservationist messages of the first half by elaborating the effects of climate change in cold deserts, urban environments, and indeed even the nature of conservationism itself. It showed that things we think of as disadvantages and can actually be helpful in addressing some ecological concern. So what did you think of the text? Did any of the advice or ideas provided influence the tactics or politics of your own ecological struggle? Do you have predictions of impending social and military conflicts that differ from those given in the text? Can the similarities of local struggle enact global change? Any other thoughts or comments are welcome below.