“The planet, for the first time, has been entirely reconfigured. It is as if there were no nature left.” McKibben’s classic 1989 work, which has had a profound impact on the environmental movement, makes a stirring plea for a fundamental philosophical shift in the way we relate to the non-human world. Emphasising the profound transformation of the planet through anthropogenic climate disruption and environmental devastation, McKibben explores how humans have disassociated from their natural environment, and come to see “nature as construct”. It is only through recognising our interconnectedness with the natural world, he argues, that we can find and implement sustainable solutions.
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