End of Nature

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The End of Nature Book Review Introduction 1 a) When Bill McKibben originally wrote this book in the late 1980s, the two observations were that we tell time badly and that our sense of scale is awry. 1 b) Nothing at all has changed, but actually gotten worse. It has increased by 15%. 1 c) Three pieces of evidence that support global warming is that sea levels will rise, warmer seasons and a lot more hurricanes will come. 1 d) Everything we do involves fossil fuels and in order to change it we would have to change the way we move around, spaces we live in and jobs we perform and food we eat. A New Atmosphere 2 a) We believe things will happen in the future, not in our lifetime. This is wrong because things are…show more content…
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one example in which this desire can be achieved. It consists of areas free of roads and buildings. National Parks are also an example of a pristine place. Though parks may be overridden in years to come, they are areas in which the land is free to grow naturally without being disturbed. 3 d) In the past the man made nature-destroying factors as DDT and acid rain made people believe that nature was sick in some way, but other areas were hopefully untainted by such illness. In the past the faith of natures essential strength convinced people that nature was not terminally ill. It is possible for man to decrease or stop acid rain. Unfortunately today "faith" is lost. Now people believe that nature will not survive the new global pollution. People have changed the atmosphere, which creates change in weather, leading to everything becoming artificial in the wilderness. 3 e) Lynn Margulis says that the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide and oxygen was "by far the greatest pollution crisis the earth has ever endured. Margulis said that oxygen poisoned microbial life, life in which had no defense. Many organisms died because of the pollution and increase of these two gases. 3 f) When the author says "we have ended the thing that has, at least in modern times, defined for us- its separation from human society" he most nearly means that we are but species among many, and so
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