Author: christopher-pollard


3 Billion Birds

A study published on Sept. 19, 2019 in the journal Science reveals that since 1970, bird populations in the United States and Canada have declined by 29 percent, or almost 3 billion birds, signaling a widespread ecological crisis.

The first-ever comprehensive assessment of net population changes in the U.S. and Canada reveals across-the-board declines that scientists call “staggering.” All told, the North American bird population is down by 2.9 billion breeding adults, with devastating losses among birds in every biome. Forests alone have lost 1 billion birds. Grassland bird populations collectively have declined by 53%, or another 720 million birds.

Source: 3 Billion Birds Lost – The Cornell Labs

Lifelong Ticket to Fly Anywhere

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport: Photo : Christopher Pollard 2019

Touching story. Unlimited air travel to anywhere for the rest of my life would be a wondrous dream…albeit I would much prefer Delta & the SkyTeam Alliance.

Source: My father had a lifelong ticket to fly anywhere. Then they took it away

Product Designers Should Master These Soft Skills

If you leave with only one thing from this article, remember this — a messy mind will result in a messy product and communication. Always try to remove the clutter from your thinking because it will impact the result. Stray away from using too much jargon, complex writing, talking only to sound smart, and bloating your product with useless features.

Source: 5 soft skills every product designer should master

18 Years

9/11 was a profound moment for my family.

What I witnessed from afar my wife survived up close.

The events on that fateful day has left an indomitable impact on us.

Over the past 18 years, we’ve experience million’s of moments; good, bad, joyful, heart-wrenching and everything else in-between.

September 11, 2001 still seems like yesterday.

Plastics, It’s What’s for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Powerful creative by Grey Malaysia, for the World Wildlife Foundation, that shows fairly clearly how pervasive microplastics have become part of what we eat, drink and breath. I’m eating at least 6 grams of plastic a week. See for yourself how much you’re consuming at yourplasticdiet.org.