Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert 

Under a White Sky

Elizabeth Kolbert won a Pullitzer Prize for her book “The Sixth Extinction.”

Now she returns for a deep look at the future humanity is creating for itself. 

She tours the planet to talk to biologists about what they’re observing and what it might mean for humanity.

She pulls no punches. This is powerful stuff.


About Under a White Sky

Under A White Sky is Elizabeth examining the core thesis that man has lived up to the idea that man has dominion over the earth and by assuming this mantle, we have imperiled the planet.

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert 

However, it’s not truly bleak, she looks at what we might do to achieve our salvation from the problems of our own making too. 


Why We Love Under a White Sky

The use of science to pinpoint what, exactly, is going wrong with the planet makes it very easy to explain to other people why the climate crisis matters. 

We also like the use of science, such as the engineers who turn carbon emissions into stone, as the potential for solving our dilemma too. 


Final Thoughts On Under a White Sky

If you want a balanced view of the ecological crisis that we face and what we can do about it, you need to read Under A White Sky it’s both shocking and hopeful in the same breath. 

You can grab a copy here and here.

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