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Under a White Sky

The Nature of the Future

by Elizabeth Kolbert

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Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert
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    Feb 2021, 256 pages

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Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Kolbert presents outside-the-box solutions to the problems wrought by climate change.

You can never go back home...so the saying goes. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Elizabeth Kolbert, that adage applies to the environment as well. She argues that Earth will never return to what it once was and to think any differently is potentially dangerous. The Earth is in a constant state of becoming; all we humans have to work with is the ecosystem of right now. We can try to manage future changes, but there's no going back.

This inconvenient truth is rejected by many environmentalists; it goes against their ideology of reducing waste. Contrary to the conventional environmental paradigm, which posits that the cessation of fossil fuel use and plastic pollution will help return our Earth to some type of "natural" equilibrium, Kolbert suggests there is no natural state to return to. The Earth is a dynamic, ever-evolving system. "Natural" and "idyllic" are both ...

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