Search Results for: Kolbert

The Sixth Extinction: Elizabeth Kolbert on How Humans Are Causing Largest Die Off Since Dinosaur Age

freespeechtv   Published on Feb 11, 2014 In the history of the planet, there have been five known mass extinction events. The last came 65 million years ago, when an asteroid about half the size of Manhattan collided with the Earth, … Continue reading

The Sixth Extinction: Elizabeth Kolbert on How Humans Are Causing Largest Die-Off Since Dinosaur Age

democracynow Published on Feb 11, 2014 http://www.democracynow.org – In the history of the planet, there have been five known mass extinction events. The last came 65 million years ago, when an asteroid about half the size of Manhattan collided with … Continue reading

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History: Elizabeth Kolbert

A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five … Continue reading

Elizabeth Kolbert: Obama’s Keystone Decision : The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2013/05/27/130527taco_talk_kolbert Comment:Lines in the Sand by Elizabeth Kolbert May 27, 2013 When the milestone was passed, Keeling’s son Ralph, a geochemist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, glossed the event as follows: “It means we are quickly losing the possibility … Continue reading

What Is Donald Trump’s Response to the U.N.’s Dire Climate Report?  | Th e New Yorker

  The U.N.’s scientific advisory board sounds a piercing alarm on climate change, but the President doesn’t seem to hear it. By Elizabeth Kolbert Three years ago, when world leaders met in Paris to negotiate a treaty on climate change, … Continue reading

We Are in Earth’s Sixth Major Extinction…Right Now

David Pakman Show Published on Sep 30, 2017 Get Elizabeth’s book: http://amzn.to/2xC6JH2 –Elizabeth Kolbert, writer for The New Yorker and author of “The Sixth Extinction,” joins David to discuss climate change, ocean acidification, geoengineering, and climate science’s impact on politics … Continue reading

Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World? | The New Yorker

https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/thenewyorker/#file=https://downloads.newyorker.com/mp3/171120fa_fact_kolbert_audm.mp3 Carbon Engineering, a company owned in part by Bill Gates, has its headquarters on a spit of land that juts into Howe Sound, an hour north of Vancouver. Until recently, the land was a toxic-waste site, and the company’s … Continue reading

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization: Roy Scranton

“In Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. The result is a fierce and provocative book.”–Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An … Continue reading

Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A., and the Republicans’ Bargain with Trump – The New Yorker

Almost no one in the G.O.P. seems to question the wisdom of putting Scott Pruitt, who doubts the reality of climate change, in charge of the environmental agency most associated with efforts to combat it.PHOTOGRAPH BY ZACH GIBSON / AFP … Continue reading

Earth to Pruitt: At a Confirmation Hearing, Denialism Stands While Temperatures Rise – The New Yorker

By Elizabeth Kolbert January 19, 2017 If Scott Pruitt is confirmed as the E.P.A. chief, there will probably be no one in a better position to influence—or, more accurately, wreak havoc on—domestic climate policy.PHOTOGRAPH BY T. J. KIRKPATRICK / BLOOMBERG … Continue reading