For the Atlantic, More Hurricanes – For Arizona, Shrinking Water Supplies

Months before the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season ended, it already ranked among the 10 most-active in history. The devastation in Puerto Rico continues to make headlines as the island struggles to recover. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria have caused more than $200 billion in damage. In Arizona, while we have compassion for those suffering losses in the Atlantic and Caribbean, hurricanes are not a concern in a state where sunshine rules the day.  But this destructive hurricane season is a symptom of climate change, Continue reading →

Why I Ride

On July 5th, my dad and I rolled back into our driveway, covered in sweat, grime, spit, and sunburn. In three hours, we had covered 40.2 miles of Pittsburgh hills, climbing a total of 3,105 feet. After hobbling into the house, we plopped down in the kitchen, and ate whatever we could get our hands on – cold steak, berry smoothies, broccoli, mashed potatoes, chicken legs – without a care for utensils or plates. My mom walked into the room, surveyed the scene, and only Continue reading →