New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert discusses her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.” The book explores the five major mass extinction events that have occurred on the Earth over the last half billion years. Kolbert contrasts these prior mass extinctions with the sixth major mass extinction event, which we are in the midst of today. This time, instead of an asteroid of a sudden glaciation event, humans are the culprit.
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Lisa Dale, the new associate director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy talks to Josh Galperin, the outgoing associate director, about her new role, experience, and vision for the Center.