The second half of Coates’ Nature delves more into what the future holds for the environment as opposed to the historical study of western culture’s views of nature in the first half of the book. Coates’ discusses how different scientific fields relate to the environment around us and how they will impact the future of it, noting the difficulties involved within these different fields. He also discusses preservation of both plants and animals and the history associated with these two aspects of nature.
This article describes the recent flooding in my hometown of Louisville, ky, as well as other major cities along the Ohio river. The flooding comes in the wake of days of heavy rains, and a large portion of downtown Louisville is submerged. At its peak the Ohio was 8 feet above flood stage and at its highest point since 1997.