Having Fewer Kids Will Not Save the Climate
And why vitamins are a waste of money
Good morning! I’m happy to say that after a miserable week with the stomach flu, I appear to be returning to normal.
Instead of me curled up on the couch, where I stayed for four or five days straight, here’s a picture from Seattle the weekend before.
What I’m reading
The Dark Secrets Lurking Inside Your Outdoor Gear: Allegations of abuse have surfaced at a Bangladeshi factory whose multinational owner manufactures for some of the most popular outdoor brands we love. Here's why that should surprise no one. [Joe Lindsey for Outside]
Why Vitamins Are (Almost Always) a Waste of Money: A decent diet will provide all the nutrients you need—save for a few very specific exceptions. [Erin Berger for GQ]
What 'The Call of the Wild' and 'Togo' Are Missing: Disney Plus's 'Togo' and 20th Century Fox's 'The Call of the Wild' deliver as feel-good dog stories, but their portrayal of the human history of mushing is flawed. [Blair Braverman for Outside]
Having Fewer Kids Will Not Save the Climate: Some say you shouldn’t have children in the era of climate change. Don’t buy it. [Sigal Samuel for Vox]
Green Investing, Like the Earth, Is So Hot Right Now: Sustainable finance has finally hit the big time. Is it time to risk your wallet to save the planet? [Heather Hansman for Outside]
This “Seasuit” Aims to Offer Muslim Women More Access to Surfing: “The portrayal of what a female surfer should look like is pretty limited in the media. There should be lots of options of how to look in the water, and the Seasuit can facilitate that.” [Gabriela Aoun for Surfer]
How to Deal with the Regret of a Missed Adventure: Adventures take a lot of planning. But what if all that stress means you don't go at all? [Blair Braverman for Outside]
We launched a new column
Emily Pennington and I have been talking about this column for months. It’s finally live!
62 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park in one year. Emily Pennington, an avid backpacker and public-lands nerd, saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and she wanted to see them before it’s too late.