Troubling toll in Thoreau’s backyard


While there is much melancholy among the scientists involved in the study – Davis thinks that if Thoreau were alive today, he’d write a book called “Walden Lost” – Phil Cafaro, an environmental philosopher at Colorado State who has written a book about Thoreau’s ethics, said he thinks that the findings are just one more reason to heed the advice Thoreau laid out a century and a half ago.