Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker. 
Her new book, The Sixth Extinction, was published earlier this year. (December 2014)

Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism?

“What is wrong with us?” Naomi Klein asks near the start of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, her ambitious new polemic. Her answer turns upside-down the narrative that the country’s largest environmental groups have been telling.

They Covered the Sky, and Then…

Lewis Cross: Passenger Pigeons in Flight, painted in 1937
The very last passenger pigeon on earth was a female named Martha who lived at the Cincinnati Zoo. She was born sometime in 1895 or 1897, or perhaps 1900 or 1902, maybe at the zoo or maybe one state over, in Illinois; over the years, many different versions of her …