A classic collection of the New Yorker’s most urgent and groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of the climate emergencyA classic collection of the New Yorker’s most urgent and groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of the climate emergencyIn 1989, just one year after climatologist James Hansen first came before a Senate committee and testified that the earth was now warmer than it had ever been in recorded history, thanks to humankind’s heedless consumption of fossil fuels, New Yorker writer Bill McKibben published a deeply reported and considered piece on climate change and what it could mean for the planet.At the time, the piece was to some speculative to the point of alarmist; read now, McKibben’s work is heroically prescient. Since then, the New Yorker has devoted enormous attention to climate change, describing the causes of the crisis, the political and ecological conditions we now find ourselves in, and the scenarios and solutions we face.The Fragile Earth tells the story of climate change – its past, present, and future – taking readers from Greenland to the Great Plains, and into both laboratories and rain forests. It features some of the best writing on global warming from the last three decades, including Bill McKibben’s seminal essay ‘The End of Nature,’ the first piece to popularize both the science and politics of climate change for a general audience, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning work of Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as Kathryn Schulz, Dexter Filkins, Jonathan Franzen, Ian Frazier, Eric Klinenberg, and others. The result, in its range, depth, and passion, promises to bring light, and sometimes heat, to the great emergency of our age.‘Immersive and engaging . . . Reading three decades of essays on this important and urgent topic, one is appalled that we know so much and have repeatedly done so little with that knowledge, as well as simultaneously hopeful and skeptical that technological solutions can save us now’ Library Journal‘Illuminating and powerful . . . A memorable book with a resounding message’ Publishers Weekly (starred review)David Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992. His books include the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire, King of the World: Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, and two collections of his magazine pieces.Henry Finder has been the editorial director of the New Yorker since 1997. Formerly the executive editor of the quarterly Transition, he has edited several anthologies drawn from the New Yorker’s archives.• Tells the story of climate change over the past 30 years through its most eloquent articulators: founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, acclaimed novelist Jonathan Franzen, Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Kolbert and sociologist Eric Klinenberg, amongst many others• Each essay addresses one core component of the climate crisis, from the greenhouse effect to thawing permafrost to wildfires and melting ice, offering an accessible and comprehensive view of the subject• Sublime, classic writing that epitomises the New Yorker brandCompetition: Greta Thunberg; Extinction Rebellion; Naomi Klein; David Wallace Wells; Bill McKibben; David Attenborough; Extinction Rebellion
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