Wisconsin Montage – 20%

June 17th, 2007 by David

Another few hours in front of imovie has produced the following montage of biking across Wisconsin. The music in the background is provided by Peter Mulvey, a musician who biked with us out of Milwaukee.

In addition to scenery of us biking and camping across Wisconsin, we share one fact about global warming: over 20% of all known species of plants and animals may be at risk to extinction due to global warming (source: the IPCC’s recent report). This would radically transform the natural world, and it would be a major tragedy. Think about it – one out of every five species of birds, plants, animals, gone. Why should we accept this?

We end the film with a practical suggestion from one person we stayed with in La Crosse, WI – change a lightbulb to a more efficient bulb. It saves you money, and will result in power plants putting less carbon dioxide into the atmopshere. It will lessen global warming.

And of course, there is bonus material at the end of our film. Watch below.

6 responses to “Wisconsin Montage – 20%”

  1. anj says:

    The new video is great! I loved hearing the song of the morning birds and seeing the wildlife you encounter (I’m so glad you saved that turtle, David!). I’m grateful your friend in La Crosse shared her energy efficiency tip and it was neat to see you set up camp… I played your video for friends and family and they enjoyed seeing what you’re doing as well. Peter’s music was perfect. I look forward to reading/seeing more.
    Ride safe.

  2. hector says:

    Hey hey, great trip! Good look and hi from San Luis Potosi!

  3. jackie says:

    That was great, entertaining video. . .and as always a learning experience. The deer was an unexpected pleasure! Fun to watch you set up tents for the night and hard to imagine how far you have both gone and looks like from the map you have about the same amount to go. Wondering if you have had any problems along the way? Hope all is well. We check in every night!


  4. Don says:

    Hey Dave and Bill:
    Love your videos. I especially liked that nature preserve with all of the singing birds. The loudest and most persistent birds were the red-winged blackbirds and yellow warblers. I think I also heard a song sparrow and Baltimore oriole in the background. Pretty sad to think of all the biodiversity we stand to lose if this planet heats up.
    Keep up the good work.

  5. April says:

    Awesome Guys! Congratulations on the half-way mark. I love the videos.

  6. Guillermo says:

    You guys are doing great! My English students here in Madrid, Spain send their best wishes.

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