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, […]
Are we almost to the dreaded “point of no return” on climate where our future efforts to curb emissions won’t be able to save us from cataclysmic change?