by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director
Over the past 14 days, I have been on a walk–a walk that, I hope, will change the way that we look at climate change.
Each day I walk 10 miles on a journey from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to Washington, DC. Along the way, I have had the honor of meeting with farmers, local public officials, community members, students, and activists. Every person I meet has been affected by the impacts of climate change, from the disastrous hailstorm that occurred in Reading, PA, in May to the local fisherman concerned that atrazine was found in spawning beds of smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River. Climate change affects us all, and the impacts and destruction caused by catastrophic weather events are more noticeable with each passing year.
Along the way, I continue to tell people that climate…
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