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The Age of Acceleration

Wherever you train your attention for long enough, boundaries dissolve. And yet, if we define, as Earth systems scientists do, geological eras as stretches of time whose material markers trace through Continue reading


The Trail

When Rebecca Solnit and Bill McKibben asked Barry Lopez if he would join a group of writers in submitting a 350-word piece for’s effort to publicize that number — the Continue reading


The Age of Avoidance

I don’t want this to be the thing. I hate feeling guilty about stuff. But the thing is, I’ve run the numbers, and I’m pretty sure this is the thing. Have Continue reading