When you’re in the wild, the best course of action is steer clear of wildlife, for your sake, as well as the sake of the animals. But what happens if they don’t want to steer clear of you? Charlie Bird, Ireland’s best investigative journalist, finds out when a pair of elephant seal pups decides to cuddle. It’s an incredibly sweet video.
Swimming with whale sharks is an incredible rush as my family and I discovered on our trip to the island of Holbox, Mexico. While you know on a conscious level that these largest of all fish are docile, it’s still a different feeling to jump into the ocean with anything bigger than your boat.
In the past, I’ve always kind of shaken my head when I’ve read about people who have stayed in the path of a hurricane, despite all warnings. I’ve never understood that. Not with all the sophisticated storm tracking and advance notice. But I now I get it. Up close and personal, it’s not that black and white.
When you get something slipped under your door in our building, it’s usually a menu from a Chinese restaurant. But what I got in the envelope that was slipped under my door last night was something far better. It was a check for $150. And it reminded me how much I enjoy not having a car.
CHOOSE REALITY: I love the all-cap, in-your-face, sledgehammer of a headline on the homepage of The Climate Reality Project, Al Gore‘s latest and never-ending effort to battle climate change. It’s such a simple notion, but one that as a nation, we’ve struggled with, especially with regards to climate change.