Sometimes we actually should sweat the small stuff
"Amid reports of sex scandals, lone-wolf terrorists and Middle East
beheadings, it’s easy to miss small events. But they sometimes carry
messages far larger than those in the headlines.
One small event –
almost a non-event, really – happened over the past two months: the
southward migration of monarch butterflies in eastern North America.
This year’s monarch count was about twice last year’s count, but then
last year was a disaster."... writes Thomas Homer-Dixon