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Elizabeth Kolbert

Under a White Sky

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Under a White Sky

Elizabeth Kolbert

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In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert examines the attempts of various experts around the world to combat climate change.

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Under a White Sky

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Under a White Sky

Elizabeth Kolbert

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Humans have spent centuries trying to control natural processes. We have altered the natural environment to such an extent that it now relies heavily on our capacity to undo the damage.

Elizabeth Kolbert is an American journalist who focuses on environmental issues. Kolbert is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and her most well-known book The Sixth Extinction won her a Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction in 2015.

Kolbert's new book, Under a White Sky, deals with some of the most severe environmental consequences of man-made infrastructure, and how they are being tackled today. The book is based on interviews with engineers, geologists, marine and molecular biologists, and other scientific experts who are exploring solutions for the effects of climate change.

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Elizabeth Kolbert

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