Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert is an American journalist and author, best known for her work on environmental issues. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and has written extensively on climate change and its impact on the natural world. Her most notable book, 'The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History', won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 2015. Kolbert's writing is well-regarded for its depth of research and its ability to make complex scientific topics accessible to a broad audience.


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  1. 1. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

    The book explores the concept of the sixth extinction, suggesting that we are currently in the midst of it due to human activity. By examining previous mass extinctions and the current rapid loss of species, the author argues that humans are causing a mass extinction event through climate change, habitat destruction, and spreading of non-native species. The book offers a sobering look at the impact of human behavior on the natural world, emphasizing the urgency of addressing these environmental issues.