Tomorrow I fly from London to Boston, and will meet with Dr Tom Goreau of the Global Coral Reef Alliance. We will, I hope, have a beer at The Plough and Stars. I will also visit family.
Some recent work with Tom and colleagues is featured in A Pacific Odyssey (part of the Shorelines series on openDemocracy, with a finale by Maryam Maruf and Candida Clark).
It will be good to be with Tom, and find out how he's doing. It will be good to be looking at one small part of the longer view - however dire that view is - as a change from the febrile pre US election atmosphere.