Just a couple of days ago, on May 2, Prof. Cramer published this
widely read and influential op-ed in the New York Times.
Please read it, and if you can, attend her event.
From the essay: "I used to think that sandpipers flocking at the sea edge, scurrying before the waves, were an immutable part of the beach. No longer. This year, as the birds come north, one of them, the red knot — Calidris canutus rufa — will have acquired a new status. It is now listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. It joins four other shorebirds on the government’s list of threatened and endangered species.
Sadly, it is unlikely to be the last."
We just read Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction for our book club. Here's what she had to say about Deborah Kramer:
“The Narrow Edge is at once an intimate portrait of the small red knot and a much larger exploration of our wondrous, imperiled world.”
Please join us.