June! And two new 90 Miles from Needles episodes
Hey all! Hope you are remaining well.
We have a couple new episodes of the 90 Miles from Needles podcast up this month, linked here for your enjoyment.
First: The writer Edward Abbey is revered by many desert activists, and roundly criticized by others, all based on the provocative and occasionally offensive things he wrote. Chris and Alicia talk about the prescient and helpful things Abbey wrote, and about the things they wish that neither Abbey nor anyone else had ever said, some of which have gained currency among the most violent practitioners of rightwing politics. Listen here: https://90milesfromneedles.com/episode/s1e11-deconstructing-ed-abbey
And Second: Climate change has been happening in the desert for some time now. While consensus isn't complete, most experts agree that more warming will make the desert hotter and drier. But at the same time, while individual monsoon thunderstorms will get less frequent, they may become more destructive. 90 Miles from Needles visits Jan Emming, owner of Desert Sense Nursery in Yucca, AZ, who has been paying attention to the changes in his local weather for 22 years now. Listen here: https://90milesfromneedles.com/episode/s1e12-whats-happening-to-the-monsoon
Also, don’t forget: our Patreon supporters get to listen to these episodes a week earlier than other folks, and they also have access to perks like the upcoming 90MFN Patreon Party/campout at Joshua Tree NP, the weekend of September 11. You can check out our Patreon page here.
Thanks, and stay well!
— Chris and Alicia