One year after climatologist James Hansen first came before a Senate committee and testified that the Earth was now warmer than it had ever been in recorded history, New Yorker writer Bill McKibben published a piece on climate change. Since then, the magazine has consistently devoted attention to the issue, and this anthology leads off with McKibben's essay "The End of Nature," the first piece to popularize both the science and politics of climate change. It also features work by Pulitzer Prize winners Elizabeth Kolbert, Kathryn Schulz, Dexter Filkins, and Ben Taub, as well as essays by Jonathan Franzen, Ian Frazier, and Eric Klineberg.
The Fragile Earth
Author: David Remnick & Henry Finder, eds. Elizabeth Kolbert, afterword.