Category Archives: Extinction

Without a Trace ‘The Sixth Extinction,’ by Elizabeth Kolbert

Review by Al Gore Feb 10, 2014. New York Times. Over the past decade, Elizabeth Kolbert has established herself as one of our very best science writers. She has developed a distinctive and eloquent voice of conscience on issues arising … Continue reading

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New York Times review of “Countdown” by Alan Weisman

A book review by Nathaniel Rich, October 11, 2013, New York Times of: COUNTDOWN. Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? By Alan Weisman If we wanted to bring about the extinction of the human race as quickly … Continue reading

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Why and how Jellyfish are taking over the world

A book review of Lisa-ann Gershwin’s “Stung! On jellyfish blooms and the future of the ocean” by Alice Friedemann Move aside Steven King, jellyfish are worse than any of your demons, worse than any Grade-B monster that’s graced the silver … Continue reading

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I’d rather have an Ice Age

Stager, Curt.  2011.   Deep Future. The next 100,000 years of life on earth. Thomas Dunne Books. Overall the tone of this book is don’t worry, there’s a lot we don’t know, and based on what we don’t know and how … Continue reading

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How and Why Corporate Interests Attack Science. A Detailed Account of the Attack on the Hockey Stick graph

A Book review of: Bradley, Raymond. S.  2011.  Global Warming and Political Intimidation.  How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists as the Earth Heated up.  University of Massachusetts Press. I would read Oreskes’ “Merchants of Doubt. How a Handful of Scientists … Continue reading

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Will global warming drive us extinct? A review of Peter Ward’s “Under a Green Sky”

Will global warming drive homo sapiens extinct? A review of: Ward, Peter D. 2007. Under a Green Sky: Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and What They Can Tell Us About Our Future. There’ve been five major extinctions … Continue reading

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