• It's going to be a rainy autumn. A reader recently wrote in saying how much he loved the aesthetic of duck boots, but wanted to avoid the leather and wool (me too, dude). I pointed him in the direction of Hunter's "Bormio Combat Boots", which can be had on the Saks website for $150 big ones. No dead cows, all water proof.

Kenneth Cole also offers a classic men's boot, but with the protection of a rubber:

Electric Rain Rubber Boot - Kenneth ColeElectric Rain Rubber Boot - Kenneth Cole

• I love these clever ad spots created for The Climate Reality Project's "24 Hours of Reality" campaign. They are pretty self explanatory (although I wish they'd do something themed around the single greatest cause of GHG Emissions, the livestock industry). Al Gore, who is the Chairman of the Climate Reality project, said "Industrial agriculture is a part of the problem,” during an interview with FearLess Revolution founder Alex Bogusky. “The shift toward a more meat-intensive diet,” the clearing of forest areas in many parts of the world in order to raise more cattle and the reliance on synthetic nitrogen for fertilizer are also problems, he added.