Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

by Elizabeth Kolbert

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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

by Elizabeth Kolbert


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  • Harnessing Nature

    When we stop trying to bend nature to our will and learn to bend to hers, we will see great improvement. When we work with nature instead of against it instead of trying to fix what we’ve done, we’ll have more success. We have to change our carbon use and remove what we’ve done. Mineralization is an

  • Racing to Rectify Mistreatment

    The number of creatures that have gone extinct due to human influence is staggering. The endangered number is even more ridiculously high. We’ve done so much damage that we are now personally trying to protect the last living creatures of dozens of species. These species would have been fine had we

  • Gene-Modification Recovery

    Some ecosystems are being helped to recover through gene-modification practices. It was seen with the Cane Toad in Australia. It’s recently been done with Mosquitoes in the southern states of North America. Gene modification is helpful in removing the dangerous parts of the creatures humans have mis

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