Parker Palmer On Aging With Grace; The Great Lakes Are Warming
encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our conversation with Parker Palmer. He joined us to discuss his book about looking at age as something entirely different, called "On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old." Plus, a new report finds that the Great Lakes are warming. Higher temperatures could have a disastrous effect on Lake Michigan’s game fish which depend on cold water.
Parker Palmer writes about many of the big things in life: from our vocations to civic discourse. He’s a community organizer and founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal. At the heart of everything, though, he’s an educator. And his latest book is meant to teach us a different way about how we think about aging.
The collection of essays is called "On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old."
If you’ve ever been swimming in one of the Great Lakes here in the Midwest, you know they all have one thing in common: being icing cold! Even on the warmest summer day in Chicago, the water remains nippy.
But, a new report from researchers at Purdue University finds that the Great Lakes are warming. Although it might make for better swimming, higher temperatures could have a disastrous effect on Lake Michigan’s game fish, like trout and salmon, which depend on cold water.
To learn more about this, we spoke to Paris Collingsworth. He is a Research Professor in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University. He’s also the Great Lakes Ecosystem Specialist for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.
Also on the line wiith us was Karen Murchie, a research biologist at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
"It is clear that the changes will create winners and losers, with some species adapting or expanding their ranges, and others becoming suppressed by unfavorable environmental conditions or being lost from Indiana entirely."— The 21st (@21stShow) September 19, 2018
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