Earth: Describing a Fundamentally Changed Planet
...Planet There has been a recent proliferation of books about the terrible state of the planet, and they all contain the same doom and gloom message, using the same techniques. The Ice caps are melting, they say, and storms are increasing, and the climate is changing, and all of these will lead to drastic shifts in our lifestyle. “Eaarth,” however, makes a pedagogically important shift. It describes the fact that the planet we have known, Earth, is dead, and that we are facing an entirely different planet, even as of this moment. This new planet, Eaarth, is different from the ones humans have known in a wide variety of ways, and McKibben makes it his... Prof’s Eaarth: Describing a Fundamentally Changed...