If scientists knocked on my door to present me with a thorough study that concluded the next time I sat down at my computer to work there is a 75% chance everything in my neighborhood would be killed, I would very likely find some other way to do my job(s.) With the comprehensive scientific study that concluded drilling for oil in the Arctic has a 75% chance of permanently damaging one of Earth's unique ecosystems, I stand against a plan to send oil drills to the Arctic. This is just my opinion. I am not an expert and I am not trying to start a political debate. I photograph and write about pets, not politics. I also share my experiences with pet friendly travel and I know full well that my wanderlust has and will continue to burn a lot of fossil fuel. I truly love my life of modern conveniences, most of which exist because of petroleum. So in standing against Arctic oil drilling, I stand for finding a way to continue to exist as a modern, mobile society without destroying the Earth. All that being said, on Sunday, Jason, Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley and I took the bus to downtown Seattle to join hundreds of others with similar feelings, rallying and marching for the Earth at Myrtle Edwards Park. There is a 75% chance the dogs had a great time and a 100% chance that they were really cute. Regardless of politics, enjoying the Earth together, especially on a beautiful Cascadian day like the one in our snapshots, is what life is all about.
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