More than 25 years ago, author and activist Bill McKibben famously declared the end of nature. Defining “nature” as wild places essentially untouched by people, McKibben argued that our collective environmental impact—especially our alteration of the planet’s climate—has left nothing on Earth in pristine condition. By this definition, McKibben was right: Nature is dead. And, […]
Robert I. McDonald
About Robert I. McDonald
Dr. Robert McDonald is Senior Scientist for Sustainable Land Use at The Nature Conservancy, where he is lead scientist for the organization's efforts to figure out how to make cities more sustainable. He holds a PhD in Ecology from Duke University and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, many of them on the science of how cities impact and depend on the environment. He is the author of Conservation for Cities: How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure, published by Island Press, and blogs for The Nature Conservancy's Cool Green Science blog.