Sunday, May 30, 2010

Facing cold, hard truths about global warming

Bill McKibben, probably the nation’s leading environmentalist, argues in “Eaarth’’ that we have already so thoroughly altered the physical features of the planet (to an extent that he has renamed it  with an extra “a’’) that we must start preparing for a radically simplified lifestyle.

Important strands of environmental thought merge in McKibben’s new book, making for some truly scary reading and prompting urgent questions about the nature of the environmental catastrophe at hand. More >>>