Day Ninety-Nine

1300 miles | New Concord, OH | Follow Bob's progress live with Spot GPS.

Walking for 8 to 10 hours everyday (1300 down, 340 to go) gives you a lot of time to listen to audio books and music, and to observe and to think.

Regarding the thinking ...

If we define short term to be a human lifetime, or any thing less, and if we define some humans to include our families, friends and fellow citizens, it would be safe to say, the vast majority of us are concerned about the short term health of some humans.

This “short term/some humans” level of concern has dominated our story from the beginning. But all indications, especially recent studies done by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are making it impossible to deny-- the “short term/some humans” level of concern is inadequate to effectively address our problems.

The IPCC study is quite clear, human activity is a very real threat to our long term survival. The study states, we have 10 to 12 years to alter our behavior before self regulation becomes meaningless. The WHO report informs us that pollution is negatively affecting the mental development and physical health of 93% of our children.

“Short term/some humans” or “Long term/all humans”, are different levels of concern that I think about often when walking.

Bob McCormick