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terça-feira, 19 de abril de 2011

@grist : The planet strikes back


@grist The planet strikes back: Why we underestimate the Earth and overestimate ourselves http://ow.ly/4D2Gmby Michael T. Klare

by Michael T. Klare

Climate Change

The planet strikes back: Why we underestimate the Earth and overestimate ourselves


In his 2010 book Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, environmental scholar and activist Bill McKibben writes of a planet so devastated by global warming that it's no longer recognizable as the Earth we once inhabited. This is a planet, he predicts, of "melting poles and dying forests and a heaving, corrosive sea, raked by winds, strafed by storms, scorched by heat." Altered as it is from the world in which human civilization was born and thrived, it needs a new name -- so he gave it that extra "a" in "Eaarth."