The Road to Tannu Tuva, Pt. 1

Source: Atlas Obscura’s lovely atlas to this location, There is a large, flat rock set

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  1. Merry Christmas to y’all at Second Foundation. This latest Note from the Road was an absolute gift. Am eagerly awaiting future installments.

  2. For interest: Kyzyl, the capital of Tuva Republic within Russia, is the place where the river Yenisey, after the confluence of smaller rivers, starts flowing towards the Arctic Ocean. It is also claimed that Kyzyl is the geographical center of Asia. Christoph Baumer’s book Traces in the Desert: Journeys of Discovery Across Central Asia (2008) provides a lot more intriguing details and history of the region for those interested.

  3. Thank you for an excellent article. I would like to see Richard Feynman’s scientific rigor applied to current climate science. I have fished in Alaska and California for the last forty years and what I observe does not match the “global warming “ or “climate change “ theories. Bad science equals bad policy.

  4. Avatar for rguinn rguinn says:

    I will be discussing this to some extent in upcoming pieces. In short, and as a preview, I broadly accept the scientific consensus on climate change and warming, but think that the policy conclusions that have been conflated with that legitimate science represent a major intellectual failure.

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