Shifting Baselines

Jennifer L. Jacquet

Check out my new blog Guilty Planet and please join in with your thoughts on conservation…

Hopefully you are wondering what the heck is going on. As I mentioned in my last post (days turned to weeks and it is just moments before a whole month has gone by), I am currently a visiting researcher in the Conservation Science Unit at Cambridge University’s Department of Zoology. Here, I am expanding my…

For the last month, I have been a visiting researcher in the conservation science unit at Cambridge University, which turns 800 (!) this year. Another impressive birthday is today: Charles Darwin’s bicentennial–a grand event here in England, although they do admire Darwin daily (note the 10 pound note): Across the nation, events are commemorating Darwin…

January Wrap Up

It is already February! And I cannot believe I let so many January stories get away from me. So I would like a recap a few of shifting baselines repute now: 1) This article, Deep Sea-crets, ran in the San Diego Union Tribune about a recent expedition to explore deep undersea mounts in the Gulf…

I believe in Obama. So I wanted to be part of his story. Our story. So last Saturday, I flew from London to Washington, D.C. to spend four days celebrating and witnessing the inauguration of our 44th President. I made my way down to the Sunday concert featuring actors and musicians. The music part was…

A Guilt Trip for Obama I sent a million emails Cheering you on in every line. I watched Will.I.Am’s video About a thousand times. I stood strong against my parents (Both McCain supporters). I recruited my brother: A first time and Obama voter. I made inspirational cds, Sending them to friends in every state. I…

A Better Sushi Shirt?

Sushi Hater

My friend sent me a link to this t-shirt for sale at Forever 21 (the Wal-Mart of high fashion) and her email read simply: “uh oh”. Yes, this is what PETA’s Save the Sea Kitten campaign is up against…

Hm. I have mixed feelings about this ultimate example of renaming fish. PETA has a new campaign out to get people to relate to fish as animals rather than as commodities, which is a noble goal and one I very much support. There are a few snags with their Save the Sea Kittens campaign, though.…

The New York Times blogpost The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating was one of the most-viewed stories for 2008 and guess what? One of those 11 foods were sardines*! One more reason to Eat Like A Pig! *Note: I wanted to post a scrummy looking sardine in this post but check out what you…