The head scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, he knows the literature thoroughly and yet asserts, “The tension between what I read and what I observed was the area where I made my biggest contribution.” Science and the creative process. Plus another sort of creativity from musician Hannah Read. Photo by Leslie Von Pless.
- Person: Herb Bormann
- Place: cabin, Bald Mountain, NH
- Thing: a satellite
- Randy’s Thing: the SR-71 Blackbird
Good show. Especially like what was said about a “Lawn” in America.
Thanks for this uplifting podcast. As a long time supporter of EDF, it’s gratifying to learn some encouraging stories.
I’m surprised Steve Hamberg did not emphasize the need for native plants in yards along with the importance of more trees. My yard stands out as although I live in a traditional suburban development where lawns and a few foliage plants and very few trees are the norm, I have created a hammock environment, no turf grass, and about 100 species of natives. I have lots of shade. Some neighbors object on the grounds that my yard attracts wildlife, although this is one of the objectives.