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Crossing the Border – April 4, 2014

Climate researcher set out to raise alarm about a warming world, but it was his understanding of the world’s problems that changed the most

I stopped pedaling and looked anxiously at the frontier. In front of me was the California-Mexico border, marked by a white tollbooth-like structure and a large sign that read Mexico in metal letters beneath the country’s coat of arms: a large eagle perched on a cactus with a snake in its talons. It was an hour after sunrise on a Sunday in early December, and the light angled through the cool desert air, illuminating the quiet, dusty town of Tecate just beyond the tollbooth.

photo of someone on a bicycle riding on a dirt road in the mountains, headed toward a village Biking… more

by: David Kroodsma

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