About the Author
Josh Gross is a nature enthusiast and blogger who resides near Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2015, he was a master’s student in Cleveland State University’s mental health counseling program. He then became entangled in a project involving the historic range of jaguars in the United States, and suddenly remembered that his oldest passion was for the wildlife.
Josh subsequently left his counseling program, started this blog, and enrolled in a social science master’s program at Humboldt State University that focuses on the social dimensions of environmental problems. At the time of this writing, he is nearly finished with his master’s degree. He simply needs to complete his thesis, which would have been done months ago if he did not blog so much.
About this Blog
Slowly but surely, the blog’s focus expanded. In the summer of 2017 Josh had an opportunity to participate in an archaeology field school in Belize, so archaeology entered the picture. One year later, in May 2018, Josh realized that his blog needed to grow even more. Natural and social systems are far too interlinked to write solely about one class of organisms.
Furthermore, there are many people who are working hard to lessen the impacts of the sixth mass extinction. These include conservation biologists, communications specialists, social scientists, artists, naturalists, outdoors enthusiasts, and more. These individuals and organizations represent the sort of mental and behavioral shifts that need to happen en masse if humanity is to avoid destroying itself.
A large part of this blog, therefore, will be dedicated to the people who give hope for a better future.