I recently donated this important book to the collection. It’s about the inevitability of geo-engineering, to attempt to compensate for environmental damage that the human species has done to Mother Earth. The last half of the book is especially troubling. Note: books must be “quarantined” between borrowings. Expect delays.
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BOOK : : UNDER A WHITE SKY, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Her book, UNDER A WHITE SKY: The Nature of the Future, is mostly about the inevitable need for geoengineering as remediation for our abuse of nature. I found the first half to be mostly appetizers for the main course, which is served steaming, based on irrefutable historical records locked into ice cores, and confirmed by other natural records (pollen, ash, tree rings, etc). She introduces us to colorful expert characters who are realists, and are candid in sharing their evidence.
If you don’t like horror stories or thrillers (or pandemics) maybe it’s time to book a vacation on another planet, as there is no vaccine for climate change.
NOTE: I am donating my copy of this book to Merida English Library. MEL also has my donated copy of her earlier book, Sixth Extinction, which won a Pultizer.