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The Global Garden

Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Embrace The AnthropoceneIt was a very young Bill McKibbon who introduced many of us to the concept of the Anthropocene in 1989, but he didn’t call it that. He called it “The End of Nature“. “In the past, we spoiled and polluted parts of that nature, inflicted environmental…

Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering

The great architect and city planner Daniel Burnham learned his craft in the embers of the Great Chicago Fire, and he clearly developed a worldview that Australian ethicist Clive Hamilton would describe as “Promethean”. “Make no little plans,” Burnham is famously quoted as saying. “They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not…