Challenging Climate

Elizabeth Kolbert on climate change, extinctions, and life Under a White Sky

March 21, 2022 Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine Episode 6
Challenging Climate
Elizabeth Kolbert on climate change, extinctions, and life Under a White Sky
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We speak with Elizabeth Kolbert, a journalist of politics and the environment. She has been at The New Yorker for more than 20 years and is the author of Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction), and Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. We dive into how the climate change discourse has changed, mass extinctions and new speciation, and international large-scale interventions in natural systems.

At The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/elizabeth-kolbert
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElizKolbert
Under a White Sky: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/617060/under-a-white-sky-by-elizabeth-kolbert/
The Sixth Extinction: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250062185/thesixthextinction
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/field-notes-from-a-catastrophe-9781620409886/

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